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Some tips needed for DSM

Dominik K

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Hi all

I am doing a Dry Start method for my tank.
Its a 60x30x36

The plants I'm using is: Eleocharis Acicularis 'Mini' and some Lilaeopsis brasiliensis at the back of the tank and some Riccardia chamedryfolia.

So my question is.
When misting/watering - Do I just use tap water? Or should I use like aqua safe / fertiliser water?

I've been doing some digging but the discussion seems to be around misting / keeping unsealed or not but I haven't come across any details regarding what water best to use.
 

foxfish

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Misting seems to be the most popular method although i have done dozens without a single spray.
I think misting is so popular because folk like to be proactive and do something and i understand that.
So use rain water to spray, you can add a few drops of fertiliser if you want but make sure it is a very weak mix.
The most important thing is keeping very high humidity inside the tank.
 
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Hi all

I am doing a Dry Start method for my tank.
Its a 60x30x36

The plants I'm using is: Eleocharis Acicularis 'Mini' and some Lilaeopsis brasiliensis at the back of the tank and some Riccardia chamedryfolia.

So my question is.
When misting/watering - Do I just use tap water? Or should I use like aqua safe / fertiliser water?

I've been doing some digging but the discussion seems to be around misting / keeping unsealed or not but I haven't come across any details regarding what water best to use.
Hi all,
I think you should definitely add springtails to the aquarium. They are some kind of harmless insect. Thus, even if there is high humidity in the aquarium, it will not mold. I also recommend Dooa Wabi Kusa Mist as a nutritional supplement. Finally, make sure to ventilate the aquarium thoroughly at least once a day. I hope you have a great aquarium. With love.
 

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