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Dry Start Method Tips/Tricks?

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by adipnayak, May 28, 2011.

  1. adipnayak

    adipnayak New Member

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    Hi there,

    Am about to setup 3 DSM with HC. Am looking for maximum growth in the shortest possible time.

    I will be using "High Lighting" with a 12hr photoperiod. Also misting it and keeping the tank humid by covering it with clingfilm. Also airing it once in a few days.

    Am i missing something? Any other tips to get things moving? Will be using ADA Amazonia as my substrate. Any additives needed?

    Do let me know of your experience. Also which other plants other than HC have you successfully dry started?

    Thank you in advance. :)
     
  2. Shadow

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    just make sure you don't fill too much water ;)
     
  3. adipnayak

    adipnayak New Member

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    So just enough to get the substrate wet or should i just mist the substrate? The Idea is to keep the plants as humid as possible isnt it and at the right temperature.

    Also has anyone here tried the dsm with Utricularia Graminifolia? Does it work? It gets quite hot here in Mumbai,India.
     
  4. Shadow

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    you can fill water maybe until 0.5 or 1cm below the substrate surface
     

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