So do you think it is necessary to put miracle grow under blasting sand in order for the dry start to work?Some members have success with Azoo aquarium soil. I'm just using Miracle Gro potting mix under my Petsmart substrate, and my haigrass DSM is growing a lot of runners. I also have Osmocote under my substrate. Who cares, as long as it works.
OK cool. And it's doing good? By any chance did you dry start?Nope. There are a lot of options out there. In my situation, I have a 150 gallon, and if I were to get that much Amazonia soil, it would not be very affordable.
Well I want to do this tank right. Everything I read has said there are a ton of benefits when dry starting. It seems easier to carpet, no CO2 during those months.Any reason why you want to dry start? Glosso grows like a weed and roots fine as well. I regularly pull all mine up and replant it, fills in fast too.
Power sand to add some nutrients? Are the Sands gonna mix?I just picked up 3 bags of aquasoil and a bag of power sand and it's definitely pricey. I found it at a local store in Seattle that has a lot of beautiful tanks and their main display has probably a 4" bed of aquasoil and it looks incredible. Might be worth getting a bag of power sand to use as a base under the sand.
Did you use anything to supplement themy at all? Root tabs, osmocote, EI dosing in spray bottle?I've dry-started both HC and dwarf hairgrass in plain sand or gravel, and it's been fine.
I used Flourish root tabs once. Didn't seem to make much difference.Did you use anything to supplement themy at all? Root tabs, osmocote, EI dosing in spray bottle?
OK cool. And it's doing good? By any chance did you dry start?