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Dry method

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by gabai, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. gabai

    gabai Junior Poster

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    There needs to be some air circulation, but the main thing is that the plants don't dry out completely. The substrate needs to be very moist. I'm growing HC emersed in a little 3 gallon and all I do is mist the plants really well every day and add a little water when the substrate gets dry. It's not covered and things seem to be coming along well, but its probably best to at least have a galss canopy on.

    What size tank are you planning to grow it in?
    What lighting?
    What substrate?

    Hope that helps a little. I'm sure someone else with a little more experience will chime in.
     
  3. gabai

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    Actually am trying my luck with Hairgrass in a 2' tank. In fact I just bought Amazonia II for the substrate.

    I really hope so as I have read so many threads about lighting for Hairgrass. Some just recommend 36W, some even recommended to go for 100W.

    :( :confused: yes I am really confused.
     
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    Anyone can advise me? TIA.
     
  5. Tom Barr

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    Well, this tank is a 70 gallon with 108 Watts.

    It's had little work on it and still has the hiar grass lawn a couple of years later now.

    resized70galADAwith1.5wgal.jpg

    If it grows well under water, it'll grow well emersed.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    Easy if you live the tropics, add weeds , add dirt, wait.

    Same deal here, just in your tank, then you add water.

    Regards,
    tom barr
     
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