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Is "Dry Start" for wimps?

I kind of asked this on my FB page....

http://www.facebook.com/projectAquarium

...but it might be interesting here as well.

Personally, I think it is

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I'll reply on both.

Is co2 cheating?

What about hair dryers?


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So there's manly ways to grow aquarium plants now? Are you trying to feel some sense of superiority? I fail to see the point of this, unless you're just putting something inflammatory up to drive traffic to your Facebook Page.

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I doubt Jason is doing that. This could be an interesting topic.


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What if you want to grow UG or HC in a shallow tank that's got a lot of water flow from a filter? Or if you have super-active shrimp or snails that could uproot delicate plants unless they've developed strong roots?

A dry start is usually the only way to go in those situations.


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I'll reply on both.

Is co2 cheating?

What about hair dryers?
Well, i didnt intend to get parallel responses...

I think you can achieve the same results with dry and regular start but you cant achieve the same result with or without CO2.

Hair dryer is effect. For wimps? Depends how you use it! HAHA!!

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So there's manly ways to grow aquarium plants now? Are you trying to feel some sense of superiority? I fail to see the point of this, unless you're just putting something inflammatory up to drive traffic to your Facebook Page.


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What if you want to grow UG or HC in a shallow tank that's got a lot of water flow from a filter? Or if you have super-active shrimp or snails that could uproot delicate plants unless they've developed strong roots?

A dry start is usually the only way to go in those situations.
Point for Dry Start!!

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Are filters for wimps? Real aquarium keepers have their slaves bring fresh water every day from the local lake or stream like the Romans did.


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Are filters for wimps? Real aquarium keepers have their slaves bring fresh water every day from the local lake or stream like the Romans did.
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LOL ok which takes longer? Drystarting or submerged??


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LOL ok which takes longer? Drystarting or submerged??
Yeah, based on that, i wonder if that submerged are the real wimps!

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If it grows, it grows IMO

I'll use whatever I can to get an edge on my projects.
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Are filters for wimps? Real aquarium keepers have their slaves bring fresh water every day from the local lake or stream like the Romans did.
Hardly a valid similarity but funny none the less.

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If it grows, it grows IMO

I'll use whatever I can to get an edge on my projects.
What edge do you get in addition to the reasons somewhatshocked stated?

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Hair dryer is effect. For wimps? Depends how you use it! HAHA!!
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What about taking out furniture pieces like pipes/heaters for a clean tank look before a photo shoot? For wimps?
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