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Old 03-27-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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DSM question

So I'm ready to redo my tank and I think I want to try the DSM but I have a couple questions that I can't seem to find the answer to.
First, do you add the cap first or wait till you fill with water?
Second, I would like to try a DHG carpet which I've read grows really well with DSM, but I'm scared what happens when I fill it with water. Will it die? Continue to grow? Just stay the same? I don't have a co2 system and don't plan on one, but I have plenty of Glut to dose.


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Old 03-29-2015, 12:48 AM   #2
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The cap, as in for a dirted tank? Either way works. This last time I put down the dirt, added water, packed it down a little bit, then put EC on top of it and it worked fine. I imagine whatever you do, it will work ok.


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I don't have a co2 system and don't plan on one, but I have plenty of Glut to dose.
This will be put the kibosh on wanting to grow DHG, unfortunately. It would likely die back significantly and not recover well without CO2.
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Well, if I can't get a carpet without co2, I'll probably pass on the Dry Start. Is there any carpet plant that would survive?


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