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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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Yea. Doing a dry start so no Co2, should be coming in from the air.
Can I ask, since I'm clueless about planted tanks BUT... Hopefully starting on real soon! what's a dry start and why did you choose it?
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Its a method used usually for hairgrass or dwarf hairgrass. You plant the dwarf hairgrass with the tank dry and you put saran wrap on the top so moister cant escape and your light on top of that. And you spray the dwarf hairgrass every day or every other day to keep it moist. But it grows better because it can get Co2 from the air and there is no water between it and the light. And no algae!!! There are many videos on youtube with people doing it.
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No, don't add excel to the tank. They're already getting enough carbon from the air. What are you doing for macronutrients?
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Its a method used usually for hairgrass or dwarf hairgrass. You plant the dwarf hairgrass with the tank dry and you put saran wrap on the top so moister cant escape and your light on top of that. And you spray the dwarf hairgrass every day or every other day to keep it moist. But it grows better because it can get Co2 from the air and there is no water between it and the light. And no algae!!! There are many videos on youtube with people doing it.
Thank you. I'll look into this
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That amazes me! Will read on! Thanks for the link.
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No, don't add excel to the tank. They're already getting enough carbon from the air. What are you doing for macronutrients?
I have seachem flourish root tabs in there and I am spraying it with diluted flourish. Thats it.
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Good, the Eleocharis parvula is growing good but Im inpatient. I want to but more to speed up the process but i can find any and my local petsmart has been out for over a month. If you know where to find some let me know!
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Keep up the good work! Your patience will pay off!!! Is this a 10 gallon?
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