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What are your favorite dry start plants?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by tefsom85, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. tefsom85

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    I will be getting a new tank in a couple of weeks and will be doing the dry start method in ADA AS. What I don't know is what plants I will use. I am considering HC, UG, and DHG mostly because the are so darn easy to spell (and I have had success with these before :) )

    I'm curious if there are other plants that work well for a dry start? What are your favorites? Do you just do carpet plants or do you mix in stems, swords, or others?
     
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    HC is the better one of those 3.

    Most plants do pretty well.
     
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    HC is the better one of those 3.

    Most plants do pretty well.
     
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    Glosso absolutely exploded for me. Hc works great also, just be sure not to make it to wet.
     
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    I imagine the Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' would be a great candidate as well. I'm growing it emergent now and it converts easily from one form to another.
     
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    Agreed on the mc, i have some in my tank and I do not think I lost any of it in transition.
     
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    I tried it with DGH and I don't think there is much benefit from a dry start. Downoi really took off with a dry start and good light.
     
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    I've grown eleocharis "belem" and HC emersed w/o issue.
     
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