I was thinking about going with the dry start method for 3 or 4 weeks on my new 125 gallon tank, but it seems most journals I've seen are for much smaller tanks, more like 10 or 20 gallons, and a 55 that didn't go well.
Is there something about the dry start method that makes it unsuitable for large tanks? Is it more difficult to maintain humidity with the increased space? Or, does anyone have success stories about going with a dry start in a large tank?
I also wanted to know how well dry start works for stem plants, or if there's any extra steps. I'm planning on using dwarf hairgrass, dwarf sag, and crypt tropica in the fore- and midground, which shouldn't be an issue. I was thinking about Ludwigia repens, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Alternanthera reineckii cardinalis, Hygrophila corymbosa compact, and possibly Hygrophila pinnatifida for the background.
Here's the hardscape I have laid out so far. Mostly landscaping rocks and Manzanita. I also had some mopani laying around, and there's a big hunk of Malaysian wood you can see peeking out on the left hand side which was a Christmas present.