SuperColey1;35752 said:Not sure about the rockwool assumption Thats what I grow HC in as do most commercial growers
I just lay a small 1cm circular piece on top of the rockwool and then 4 weeks later I have a nice ful 5cm pot which is overflowing
1 pot to 10 in a month. I am now teetering around with Anubias, Ferns and Crypts which are a much harder task
DaveSurfer;35751 said:I think things would of progressed quicker if I had split the HC pots into much smaller bits. The bigger clumps did seem to take a while to take off.
SuperColey1;35770 said:It probably will go brown and die off before coming back in sumerged form however.....
.......you will have 3,4,5x the amount of roots, already rooted and therefore it will come back bigger and better and quicker.
PJtree23;35768 said:I split mine into smaller clumps and they died off just the same. I now have 3, 2" clumps growing and I am going to see if there is a difference.
The small clumps that turned brown did not actually die, rather new HC is growing from them. My hypothesis is that the browning is part of the conversion process to emerged form.
I am concerned that after filling, the HC will under go a second change back to submergent (ie green -> brown -> green). Post your progress.
Tom Barr;35762 said:Wait 1-2 week more before flooding, consider the fish and othe rlayout issues carefully, then flood etc.
I'm about the same stage now.
Ok, I have to try this.....
Can you provide some details on YOUR setup? Substrate, lights, etc?
Or a link to a thread where this info may already exist?
I am familiar with the DSM methodology, I want YOUR specs, mostly substrate and lighting........
Very nice job. I am envious of that HC!
I have some coming this week that I will add submersed to my display tank, so will have some for this experiment.
Homer_Simpson;35932 said:That is very impressive growth DaveSurfer. I am trying the same on a 3 gallon tank, and hope I experience the same success as you. Sorry, if this has already been asked or if you posted this and I missed it, but how long did it take before you saw a noticeable increase in growth?