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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Start with Dry Start


I have a aquarium and i want try dry start on this aquarium. But it will be my first trial and actually i dont know anything... My tank is 15 litres but i will not fish in this aquarium. Only with plants... I have questions :
  • I want use sun for lighting ; This possible?
  • I want use normal substrate so i will not have fish i think it not dangerous ; This possible?
  • I have deep floramin general plant fertilizar. Is it enough?
  • I have cryptocoryne wendtii green&tropica ; riccia ; java moss ; hemianthus micra for dry start. This plants are good?

Thank you for comments and sorry for my bad English...

And i dont know topic is in true place?
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I use sunlight for all my emersed bins. As long as you get some direct sun it should work fine. I get about 6 hrs on my bins and they do great (DHG,Microswords, Syn'belem', etc).

I'm doing the same for a dry start tank once my Aquasoil arrives. Once its grown in, i'll move it, add water and a light.

Crypts do fine emersed but the leaves look different than submersed growth....and they dont seem to grow any faster for me emersed.
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Thank you for your helps. I will do my tank in this week and i will share...
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