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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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So im 2 weeks into my dsm mr aqua 12 gal lon and I have some questions. My hc seems to be rooting nicely but some of the plugs are developing yellowing leaves. Not a lot yet but as this is my first dsm attempty I'm a little concerned. Shold I assume this is normal die off? Should I trim off the yellowing leaves or will they potentially bounce back? The non yellow plants look very green and healthy and begining to spread. Any help from all you wonderful knowledgable people would be great. Heres the specs on the tank as well as a pic. I can post a close up of the yellowing leaves when i get home from work.

12 gal long
15# eco complete (re used from a previous tank)
10# fluval plant and shrimp stratum
api root tabs
36 in current usa led plus

Saran wrapped tank
misted daily with 1/4 established tank water 3/4 de chlorinated tap water
aired out daily for 15-20 minutes
12 hour photo period
the last pic is from Jan 10th right after planting the first 2 are from Jan 20th

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Hmmm looks okay to me, I think close ups will help.


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Post some close ups so we can see exactly how the leaves look. From afar they look fine.


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OK home from work and got a few close up pics.

These are the 3 clumps that have the most yellowing. The last pic shows some nice deep roots and makes me think I'm at least doing something right............
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It's looks fine. Some will yellow or die off. The rooting is a very good sign.
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So im 2 weeks into my dsm mr aqua 12 gal lon and I have some questions. My hc seems to be rooting nicely but some of the plugs are developing yellowing leaves. Not a lot yet but as this is my first dsm attempty I'm a little concerned. Shold I assume this is normal die off? Should I trim off the yellowing leaves or will they potentially bounce back? The non yellow plants look very green and healthy and begining to spread. Any help from all you wonderful knowledgable people would be great. Heres the specs on the tank as well as a pic. I can post a close up of the yellowing leaves when i get home from work.

12 gal long
15# eco complete (re used from a previous tank)
10# fluval plant and shrimp stratum
api root tabs
36 in current usa led plus

Saran wrapped tank
misted daily with 1/4 established tank water 3/4 de chlorinated tap water
aired out daily for 15-20 minutes
12 hour photo period
the last pic is from Jan 10th right after planting the first 2 are from Jan 20th

Cheers

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Hi,

I was just curious, why is the tank empty with saran wrap on top? Im not familiar with the purpose of doing his..

Thank,
Matt M.
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I was just curious, why is the tank empty with saran wrap on top? Im not familiar with the purpose of doing his..

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This is my attempt at a dry start method. Plants are drown without water and allowed to root before flooding the tank. With no water you don't have to worry about algae, or co2 (there's plenty in the air). I'll let it go like this for about a month or so before I fill the tank. The Saran wrap helps keep the temperature and humidity up. Think of it as a mini green house.
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It's looks fine. Some will yellow or die off. The rooting is a very good sign.
I'm pretty happy with the rooting and I'm glad to hear this is probably just normal die off. Should I trim off the yellowing areas or let them be in hopes they may bounce back??
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