Month 1: So far I have the tank, painted the rims and the back/side panel black to increase the depth. Have my DHG and lighting ordered (plan on getting s repens as well), went a little overkill on my substrate so I'll just be using what i haven't already on another tank or for the emerged...
Hi all! I'm totally new in the aquatic plant life and am totally in love. Now if only I can manage to not destroy my first plants.
Tank: UNS long 12G (35" long x 8" wide x 10" tall)
Substrate: UNS contrasoil
Light: Twinstar LED 600SP, 3500l, 44W
Desert Stones + UG (Ulticularia Graminifolia)...
I have started a new tank setup with DSM method (I am within 4th week of this process). I am trying to grow Dwarf Baby Tears. I am using a low maintenance method that takes advantage of adding moist air into the tank from an external air pump. Air pump shoots air into a sealed bottle filled with...
I have been reading a good bit but finally decided to post. I have kept tanks since I was a kid (now 33) and finally started a planted tank!
I have everything set up and am starting week 3 of a DSM. I am doing MonteCarlo carpet in an Iwagumi style. I am being patient waiting but can't...
We're starting a 35G Iwagumi style tank, first time trying a true aquascape. In order to get the carpet growing strong, we'll be going with the dry start method.
The substrate is a mixture of Spaghnum peat moss, organic potting soil (moss, worm castings, etc), capped with 1-2 in of...
I recently found an awesome peace of DW; a eucalyptus root which I thought would be ideal for scaping.
I'm kind of envisioning the root embedded in rock, but it's a tricky manoeuvre to pull off so it looks convincingly natural.
Stand: IKEA hacked Besta cabinet
I have a couple questions about the Dry Start Method that I am going to be doing on my first low-tech planted aquarium with low/medium light and no CO2 injection.
I would like to confirm the following sequence before using DSM method (Tom Barr):
Is this correct?
1. Add potting soil (or ADA Aquatic soil, etc.) to a new empty tank.
2. Saturate soil with water (not flood).
3. Add sand/gravel layer on top (1.5 inch??)
4. Put plant roots...
I've been growing HC in a room at the lab that has small tanks, but decided to try growing HC emersed.
This led to the idea that follows.
It's just growing HC initially as a terrarium plant, which is does quite well as and quickly sends runners and forms a thick mat that's very well...