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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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new 12L tank

Hello,

First of all, i'm sorry for my bad english, because i'm french.

I am starting a new little tank (only 12L, 35x18x22).
For this, i'm using the DSM (dry start method) and i hope i am doing things right.

Soil
  • JBL Manado [OK]
    (i have been using this one in a 60L, no problems)
Light
  • Dennerle Nano Light 9W [OK]

Plants
  • Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba [OK]
  • Glossostigma Elatinoides [NOT YET]
  • Eleocharis Acicularis [NOT YET]


CO2
  • DIY, but working fine [NOT YET]

Filter
  • 100L/H [NOT YET]

Tell me if i am doing something wrong, for now (3 days after), HC is looking good.
Note that i reduced the water level to the substrate ones.
Here is the first picture :


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 06:09 PM
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That looks like two much water for a dry start, but if its working then cheers!

Normally DSM has the water level right below the substrate.

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Thanks, i reduced the water level to the substrate ones .
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Welcome. What are your plans for the tank?
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First, i will see if HC makes a nice carpet.If this happens, i will put a big piece of wood in the center, some Glossostigma Elatinoides and some Eleocharis Acicularis for the background. (Or maybe something more red to constrast with HC)
I will certainly put some RCS in.
If you have any idea, i will be happy to consider it

PS : First post edited.
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Here is a quick update.
Day 11 : HC is growing up faster than i expected ! I will not be at home for 1 week or 2, i hope to see a real growth when i'll be back.

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