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Reverse Dsm?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by geektom, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. geektom

    geektom Junior Poster

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    Hey all. Starting to think about how I will plant a 150 later this year, using the plants I currently have going in a 20 and a 29.

    Does anyone have any experience in taking plants from a submerged tank and into a DSM set up?

    Specifically I am thinking about my S. repens- I want to spread them out and get quite a large bed going in the 150.

    Any negative impact on the plants to go from submerged to DSM to submerged again?

    Thanks!




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    So you want to go terrestrial huh ? At least for while huh?

    Negative effects should only be a slowdown in growth at first, if done correctly. If done incorrectly, melting, fungus, dried leaves etc. Good part, almost no algae :D

    S. repens is easier than many other plants to adapt to emersed state and can grow quite well. Maintain 98-100% humidity and spray at least daily. You can start them small and covered in a thin layer of water. I find most plants do better if they make the transition to emersed on their own.
     
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    Thanks! I started them via DSM originally, but I want them to be well established in the big tank before flooding it. This will also give me the chance to start planting/scaling while I am finishing some other things with the stand and other equipment. It is a euro-braced tank, so it will be a big opening to keep tightly sealed.


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