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Old 12-16-2011, 02:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Also, if you still have the CO2 tank running into the aquarium, take it out. It's not needed. Like Asuka said, there's plenty in the air. You really don't need to poke a hole in the saran wrap, either. Just pop the top every few days for a few seconds and you're fine. There's not an animal in there that needs huge amounts of oxygen, just plants.

Here's a picture of my 55 gallon, been dry since last January. It's completely sealed, and not nearly as wet as yours. The tank started with a dollar bill size of HC on the left hand side and filled in for me.

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You don't need to spray it with Excel. You're just wasting money doing that. It is also too wet inside. You want the top of the substrate a little more dry. It's about humidity, not moisture. When I converted my HC to emergent growth it all looked like it was dead before it came back in new growth. If you do see new leaves, rest assured the transition will be fine.
Thanks! Yeah, I was worried the Excel made it melt, so I've been just misting with plain water now. I'll try to let it dry out a bit.
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Also, if you still have the CO2 tank running into the aquarium, take it out. It's not needed. Like Asuka said, there's plenty in the air. You really don't need to poke a hole in the saran wrap, either. Just pop the top every few days for a few seconds and you're fine. There's not an animal in there that needs huge amounts of oxygen, just plants.

Here's a picture of my 55 gallon, been dry since last January. It's completely sealed, and not nearly as wet as yours. The tank started with a dollar bill size of HC on the left hand side and filled in for me.

That's a really nice tank! Are you going to keep it emersed like that? I guess if you have it sealed you never need to add water, right?
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That's a really nice tank! Are you going to keep it emersed like that? I guess if you have it sealed you never need to add water, right?
I mist every week or two, no set schedule. When I mist, though, I spray the glass and not the plants. I do plan to fill with water again, eventually. I had to break the tank down this past February due to deployment and just haven't had the motivation to get the tank back up since I've been back. I'll probably start in January.
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1 month and it's coming along. The brown parts are where it died off, but all the green is new emersed growth that is thick. I'm sure it will really take off in the next few weeks:

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Patience is all it takes.
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