Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Canberra, Australia
My First Aquascape: DSM for Monte Carlo, Questions
I'm new here and Iím starting a new tank with my Waterbox 10, and trying out an aquascape with a Bonsai Driftwood I got a hold of. This would be my first proper aquascaped tank and Iím giving the dry start method a go for my Monte Carlo carpet. Iím mainly doing the dry-start so that when I add the water the MC wonít float up. Anyways I have some questions about how to go about things.
Iíve started by planting the MC and spraying water until thereís a little puddle at the front of the tank (bottom of the slope). Then Iíve glad-wrapped the top of the tank, so its been humid with a lot of condensation occurring. Itís been 5 days and Iíve also just noticed a lot of spider-webbish fungus on my Bonsai.
1. How dry/wet should the tank be?
2. Should the tank be covered or not?
3. How long of lighting period should I have?
Iíve currently got it at 5 hours day (for the aquarium light). However ambient room lighting is on for much longer, would this affect the tank?
4. What should I do about the fungus on my Bonsai (if i have to do anything at all)?
I've attached pictures of the tank
Last edited by WaldoDude; 09-23-2019 at 07:01 AM.