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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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About to flood my first DSM, what do I need to know? (pics!)

This is a 20 long with MGOCPM capped with black floramax. I planted Dwarf Hairgrass (eleocharis parvula from petsmart) about 2 months ago.

1 week after planting. top down view:


8 weeks after planting. side view:


I have dry fertilizers and am planning on using two 26 watt 6500k compact fluorescent bulbs in dome lights on this tank.

My biggest challenge will be that I do not have pressurized CO2, but I currently have a stable system of 2 linked together 2 liters (I change one each week) running on my 29 gallon. I am planning on moving that system to this tank and possibly adding another 2 liter while there will be no fish in the tank.

Is there anything else I need to know?
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When I do an initial flooding I only flood just past the leaf tips. Then I would leave it for a week. I would do this as when I flooded my HC carpet some spots that were not rooted as well began to float up. A week should be long enough for the plants to since they need additional support and to send out additional roots to anchor themselves.


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