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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've got a 20 gallon and I'm going to make it high tech (this is my first time). I want to dry start some Monte Carlo, S. Repens, and Hygrophila Pinnatifida (amount in that order), but I'm also worried about algae popping up, so I'm torn on whether to dry start or cycle first. Can they be done...
  2. Planted Nano Tanks
    hey there, this will be my first time to learn setting up a tank with dry start method with classic iwagumi theme on mind.. i'm planning to use either amazonia (likely ver 2) with monte carlo and maybe two or three small clumps of dwarf hairgrass to gave accent near the hardscape. couple of...
  3. Aquascaping
    Day 1: Day 12: I am currently in roughly week 2 of my DSM. The HC (dwarf baby tears) have taken exceptional hold and growth so far, as well as the S. repens. I would like to use the yogurt + moss DSM on my spider wood, but I have been battling white mold growth on it since almost day 1...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    First Thread guys!! So excited to join the community. I recently scaped a glass 2.5 gallon tank measuring 10L X 6W X8H. I bought an Azoo 60 filter and a Finnex Stingray clip on light (white, blue, and red,) and I plan to run DIY co2 diverting off of the main system I use on my planted leader...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi, All - Been ghosting the Forum, finally had a question of my own. :) After tearing down my last successful planted nano, I'm looking to start anew. Will be very simple high tech nano. End Goal: dwarf hairgrass carpet, bonsai with either marimo or xmas moss, shrimp, endlers & embers. Here...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! I'm new here and I’m starting a new tank with my Waterbox 10, and trying out an aquascape with a Bonsai Driftwood I got a hold of. This would be my first proper aquascaped tank and I’m giving the dry start method a go for my Monte Carlo carpet. I’m mainly doing the dry-start so that when...
  7. Plants
    Hi everyone, I have started a new tank setup with DSM method the pictures of which are attached to this post. I am using a low maintenance method that takes advantage of adding moist air into the tank from a external air pump. Air pump shoots air into a sealed bottle of water that ultimately...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, Sorry if there is no introduction but this is an urgent request I have setup a Dry Start Method with a Humidifier for roughly 1 month. Today I've decided to add a bonsai hard scape with weeping moss. I've used cyanoacrylate glue to attach the moss onto the bonsai wood. After glueing, i...
  9. Plants
    Ive tried to grow monte carlo submerged before and it has died every time, so this time I've decided to grow it in with the dry start method and it seems to be going good, but I'm concerned it will all die once I fill the tank. Is this something to be worried about, and if so is there anything I...
  10. Algae
    Does anyone know what this spider-web substance is that's in my aquascape? It's started to show up in the middle of the tank. I'm just past week 3 of my DSM Iwagumi -- and from what I've read I should put 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water. I sprayed that on the problem areas yesterday...
  11. Plants
    Not sure if this is the right place for this post, but I was wondering if anyone has tried the "ebb and flow" method for dry start? What was your experience? I can only find a few brief posts on it and I would like to know more. I'm interested in trying it out. I'm currently doing a dry start...
  12. Plants
    Howdy! I have been dry-starting some dwarf hairgrass for several weeks now (about 2 months), but I noticed that it has algae growing as well. I'm not sure if I just have to toss all of it, or if there is a way I can save it for the tank I'm planning on setting up this weekend? I am not sure of...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    Good afternoon all, In my 20 gallon with gravel and Osmocote Plus as a fert I start a DSM tank with hydro sp japan. This plant spread so quickly and I have flooded the tank and started my fishless cycle. I was wondering if anyone had tips to keep this plant alive and green. I have read some...
  14. Lighting
    Hello! I am planning to grow a carpet of monte carlo for the first time in a 20 gallon long tank using dsm. Would a light like this work to grow a lush carpet? Would it be considered high light especially since the 20 long is quite shallow? If not are there any suggestions?
  15. Tank Journals
    I've finally started my first aquascape last night after lurking this subreddit, researching/watching Youtube videos, and collecting material for the past month or so. There were some things that seemed a bit over whelming. Co2 vs Non-Co2, submerge vs emerge, all the different types of...
  16. Plants
    I dry started some Dwarf Hairgrass two weeks ago, and this week my Hairgrass began browning at a very worrying rate. Here is how it looked two days ago: http://i.imgur.com/cfS57rb.jpg Here is how it looks right now: http://i.imgur.com/ZcTasJH.jpg As you can probably tell, more and more of my...
  17. Tank Journals
    Hey all, I wanted to document and share my new 30 gal planted tank with you all. I planted my dwarf baby tear last night via DSM last night! I am pretty excited to get this awesome project going. I will try and post updates every couple weeks on progress. I will also be asking questions along...
  18. Plants
    Hey all, I wanted to document and share my new 30 gal planted tank with you all. I planted my dwarf baby tear last night via DSM last night! I am pretty excited to get this awesome project going. I will try and post updates every couple weeks on progress. I will also be asking questions...
  19. Plants
    Hi all- so my first planted tank I decided to do a dry start, not only because I have the extra time but to save a bit on start up costs (and because experiments are fun!) So I decided to start with some dwarf baby tears, monte carlo, and hair grass to see how they would grow. I'm on about week...
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