I just started the "dry start" method on a 20 long tank. I am following the directions from here
after testing it in a small container. I found that fissidens are very hard to kill and with just a little moisture will secure themselves to whatever they are on.
In the same test mini pellia simply turned brown and melted into goop. I just got some more mini pellia but do not want to kill it all off in the dry start. The biggest problem is the rocks in the 20 gallon dry out between the time I mist them and get home at night to re-mist them. There is a little moisture but not very much. Is there any simple way to increase humidity without buying a fogger?
Would it be better to just wait to add the mini pellia after the tank has been filled? I already have fissidens and a small amount of mini pellia in the tank so once I am sure most of it is attached I will flood it. Also if I should not add the rest of the mini pellia right now would it survive in a jar near a window for the next 6-10 days?