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Trimming DHG before planting with DSM

I just read somewhere that trimming your DHG while doing DSM can cause mold to grow on the tips. Is this true?
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Here's what it looks like. I trimmed them about half way.
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It depends on what happens with the plant. My plugs died but new growth grew like crazy. I didn't trim them before I planted them, because I thought they would make the transition. They didn't, and I spent some time trimming the old dying stuff down.

How long have they been in there? Are they yellowing?
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They've been in there since Saturday the 23rd. Noticed mold over night and spot treated with h2o2. Today i noticed only a tiny bit of mold growth but not much yellowing.
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They still might yellow in the next week or so. Keep an eye on them. Your water level looked fine from the other thread. Keep the water level just below the surface.

If you are getting mold then you are not letting enough air get to the plants. I'd keep the top open a little more. Especially since you are in Hawaii, where its pretty humid already. It's more important to keep the plants wet right at the beginning, because the roots are not there yet.

The mold will go away when you fill the tank, so don't stress too much.

That HC is going to grow much faster than the hairgrass.
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