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Starting a new 7.5 Gallon help :/

Hello all,
I just started my little 7.5 gallon I am going to use the dry start method but wanna make sure im not going to run into any errors that i can avoid..I have posted pics but would like advise if anyone has run into problems while doing this method.

all the little plants that look like cabbage patches are HC :P The white lines are plastic pieces that block run from the top of the soil to the bottom to prevent the plants from growing in the middle (im trying to make a little path :P) The little spiny stuff is hairgrass just kinda wadded up :P

I have water running to about 1/4 inch below the soil on the lowest part and I misted the tank with a water bottle. Am I doing things right? :/
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just keep the aquarium humid and moist enough. dont add TOO much water or else mold and fungus....
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whatever you do, dont add water above the lowest part of the substrate, water should only go half way up the substrate. I let my dsm get too wet, now I will have to deal with some bga once I flood.


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Update: My HC and moss is yellowing out...does this mean its to dry in there? can someone help me with this? the glass is ALWAYS dripping from moisture and i spray every 3 days or so. any ideas?
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every three days might be too little. here are some tips:
1.) best to keep room temp in the 70's but this is optional
2.) spray with water from an established aquarium
3.) always keep the aquarium most, this means that you should see water on the cling wrap
4.) get a feel for when to spray, this means that you should not have a strict schedule. just spray whenever the hc is dry.
5.) if you bought the hc fully submerged, expect melting for the first week and a half. the hc needs time to adjust.


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i misted mines multiple times a day, with saran wrap. just dont let it flood or you will get algae
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