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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Time to flood

Hi all –[censored]

It's my first planted tank (I used to keep fish ~15 years ago, and am just getting back into it) and I'm about 5 weeks into a dry start on a 60cm X 20cm x 20cm tank. I have a fairly intense lighting set-up and will be using CO2. So far, everything is going pretty well.

1 –[censored]I can't tell if it's time to flood yet –[censored]how do I know? I'm worried that the Eleocharis isn't growing or spreading very much, and that it won't really spread until I flood. Otherwise the Glossostigma, Hydrocotyle, Hemianthus, etc, are all spreading noticeably.

2 –[censored]How soon after flooding should I trim? The Glossostigma is growing very quickly, and growing over/into itself. I wasn't sure if I should wait until the plants adjust to being flooded, or trim them right after flooding.

Thanks for the advice!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 03:21 AM
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I cant be much help tho...so um free bumb
please keep us posted on how it goes! I will be doing the same soon.
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dry start, eleocharis, glossostigma

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