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  • 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

    This will be my second attempt at a DSM tank, the first time failed. I placed the 10g tank outside to get natural light and basically fried all my dwarf hairgrass.

    So, this time around, I am placing the tank inside.

    Size: 3.5 gallon
    Cover: Syran Wrap
    Light: clip on desk lamp
    Substrate: White Sand
    Fert: Root tabs

    Plants:
    Anubias Broadleaf
    Anubias Congensis
    Bacopa Madagascariensis
    Crypt Lucen
    Marsilea four leaf clover

    I basically got my extra plants and filled this tank. I've misted once today, I'm trying to acclimate the Anubias to emmerse growing. I'm not even sure that all the plants I listed can grow emmerse especially the crypt.

    Day 1
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  • #2
    Re: 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

    Interested in seeing how this turns out

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    • #3
      Re: 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

      Good luck! I've seen many tanks start with the dry start method. That tank should be very lush and full by the end of the year! Will be watching for updates.
      - Dena

      All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
      Walt Disney

      The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
      Socrates

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      • #4
        Re: 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

        I've got condensation which is good thing. I was worried about the Anubias leaves drying out. I do need to take some water out though. I shouldn't have stagnant water in the tank because of the possibility of algae growth.

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        • #5
          Re: 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

          Just uncover it for a short time to let the moisture escape unless you have standing water in the bottom.
          - Dena

          All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
          Walt Disney

          The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
          Socrates

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          • #6
            Re: 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

            So, what I ended up doing was sucking the standing water with a baby syringe.

            I've notice new growth of Marsilea four leaf clover and the Bacopa Madagascariensis is growing really fast.

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            • #7
              Re: 3.5 Gallon Dry Start Method

              I had to pull out the Anubias Broadleaf out since it was melting and rotting with a funky smell. The Anubias congensis is doing well.

              I'm thinking of adding dwarf hairgrass now since I have lots of room in the tank.

              Edit: Added a picture
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