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My First Aquascape

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  1. Greenfinger2

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    Hi All, I thought i would share a photo of my First Aquascape :) This one was started using DSM "Dry start method" went on for some time 9 months :eek: As i got into doing W-K, LOL .After flooding it has now been running for 5 months :cool:

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    Hi Should of added some info:eek:
    Tank 100Lt Ferts Flourish 1/2 ml a day Plus fert tabs every 2-3 months
    Substrate tropica plant some black sand & gravel
    Plants
    Anubius nana
    Java fern
    Willow moss
    Cryp pava
    " " " navellii
    hydrocotyle trip
    H-C Cuba
     
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    Looks great Roy.

    Please explain the dsm a little . Did you just a heatmat or anything, spraying times etc.
     
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    It is really beautiful! =)
     
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    Hi No heat mat Just mist spraying. The water has a drip of ferts in.Just spray now and again to keep the substrate damp but not to wet. The tank has a glass lid and a top cover that keeps the humidity up. During the day i open the glass lid up a little each end and open the lid to get some air flow this helps to stop mould As it was a long DSM at one point i had some mushrooms pop up on the DW. Lol But just picked them off after watching them grow well they did no harm .Should of got some pics at the time but was just started AQuascaping and did not give it a thought at the time I would now just for the fun of it
     
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    Heatmats aren't good for a DS. The substrate gets too warm, the plants will die. You just have to air the tank from time to time and keep the humidity high. That works best.
     
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    Cheers for the info. Im sure I read somewhere that one was used but I never seen the results, maybe they did not succeed?
     
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    Hi All, This is my Cube. Before i gave it a trim The HC just does not stop growing :) And a pic of after the trim :D

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    Looks good Roy and healthy :)
     
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    Hi Jason , Thank you :)
     
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    Hi All,The Cube at 11 months old :D One pic,

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