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  1. Plants
    This is my first planted tank (10gal, will eventually put shrimp in it). Normally I’m no green thumb but I figured I’d try my hand at the dry start method. In general I am pretty bad at keeping plants alive so I would greatly appreciate some pointers. Yesterday I bought a S. repens tissue...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Dear all: This is going to be my first "real" tank. My first tank was a one gallon with plastic tree. The betta fish last as long as you expected in that setting. I want to do something more right this time, something that doesn't constitute as animal cruelty. The tank I got is a cylindrical...
  3. Plants
    As the title says - can I purchase aquarium plants and store them in a container of water for a couple of weeks before planting? I’m currently in the middle of a DSM so I’m not ready to plant epiphytes yet, but a supplier I’ve been watching has just restocked some plants I want and I’m afraid...
  4. Plants
    So I was kind of thinking about growing and perhaps selling my own Christmas Moss, does anyone know the proper way to propagate this moss? I thought about filling the bottom of a tote with worm castings, placing the moss on top, and then covering the tote with plastic wrap with the daily...
  5. 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...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I decided to take the time to establish a few guidelines for hobbyist using the Dry Start Method. I will attempt to not create a novel here. I've successfully dry started/flooded Micranthemum Monte Carlo. This was a 10 week dry start using ADA Aqua-soil, in a 40 LONG. I've dry started in...
  7. Plants
    I was growing monte carlo with the DSM and i filled the tank two days ago and now the leaves are turning a pale green/ clear. Is this just it transitioning from emerged growth or is it dying? If its just transitioning, how long until it adapts fully and begins to grow in submerged form?
  8. 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...
  9. Plants
    Hi, so I recently started a DSM tank in my 12 G L. It's my first time doing a set up like this so I think I've run into some hiccups. Right now, I have some Marsilea Minuta, Pearl Weed, and Hydrocotyle sp. Japan emersed planted. The Pearl Weed and Hydro were bought from the LFS already submersed...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    What's up everybody! Hopefully I've come to the right place to get my questions answered! Here's my setup: Aquamaxx 12 gallon long 6L ADA soil powder type 2L ADA power sand ADA tourmaline bc, Bacter 100, Clear super Current Satalite freshwater LED plus Eheim 2215 canister filter Hydor 240...
  11. Tank Journals
    This is my first high tech tank. I decided to do a dry start since I don't have all my co2 equipment yet and I haven't drilled the holes in my stand for the filter. Tank: Ultum Nature Systems 60U (60x36x36cm) Stand: Ikea BESTÅ Lights: Twinstar 600e Filtration: Eheim 2273 w/ Hydor eth201 inline...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was thinking about going with the dry start method for 3 or 4 weeks on my new 125 gallon tank, but it seems most journals I've seen are for much smaller tanks, more like 10 or 20 gallons, and a 55 that didn't go well. Is there something about the dry start method that makes it unsuitable for...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I noticed this white stuff growing on my driftwood while doing DSM. I actually started with water but I didn't plant my monte carlo that well and wanted to replant and DSM until I got a CO2 system. But I noticed this white stuff growing one day and today there is definitely more. Is this...
  14. Plants
    Hello, I recently started a 2.5gal tank with only DHG. I am using ADA Amazonia and a Finnex Stingray with 10hr photoperiods. Everything was going great, but now what appears to be fungus (white fuzzy stuff) keeps cropping up on my DHG. I spot treat it with hydrogen peroxide, which works well...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    OK so I've had this 5gal fluval chi sitting around empty for awhile. I had similar setup a couple years ago with glosso. This time I had micro chain swords laying around. So i figured i would try DSM with it. Day 1...
  16. Tank Journals
    ~ UPDATE 21 Dec. 2014 ~ No further issues with mold. HC is browning slightly. Glosso is doing well but I haven't been keeping up with trimming so it's gone up instead of over. A. reineckii has new leaves. All are rooting. :D After a failed first attempt, I took the tank apart and am now trying...
  17. Plants
    I'm establishing a new tank with HC, Eleocharis Acicularis, Bacopa Japan and Baby tears. I've sourced emersed HC, Eleocharis and baby tears but I can only find submerged Bacopa. There is only one shop with Bacopa currently in stock and he's running out. I would like to purchase some before he...
  18. Planted Nano Tanks
    I have a 15 gallon setup here. I am using eco complete substrate here, 36 watt light on for 8.5 hrs daily on timer with a fan to keep the light running cool. I have the tank covered in saran wrap except for when i mist my plants with plain water 2x daily. The plants are very healthy and look...
  19. Aquascaping
    Well my DSM is almost done.. and soon i will be able to flood the tank. What do you guys think of my scape? My other question is.. should i add a few small plants or just leave the rocks as the sole focal point rocks jutting out of my lovely green carpet.
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