6 gal fluval edge dirted dsm
So as the tittle says my goal is to pull off a organic potting soil substrate and start the dry start process with star grass java moss and crypts from my 55 and pick up some petsmart dwarf hair grass in the emersed packets they sell now.
Tank is a 6 gallon fluval with the top cut off very cool tank now
Dirt substrate sloped towards one back cornor and a lil cliff built so I can start some moss and cap it all with sand...
I have one 26w cfl in a shop style reflector. I leave it on a timer so it's on for 8 off for 8 hrs and I'll mist/water which ever is needed just as the lights come on... Lighting advice welcome
Cover the top with some saran wrap
So my questions with dirt ammonia can be expected in high levels when the tank is flooded and that can melt plants what type of things do I need to worry about with the dry start?
Do I make a diluted dry fert mix for the water I use?
How deap should the dirt layer be?
Do I need to worry about adding anythin after I sift it?
Last edited by the_scaper; 10-16-2014 at 04:18 AM.