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    DSM with glosso seeds

    Has anyone done DSM with glosso seeds? Any tips and tricks would be great. Also thinking about Mud Moss Method at the same time. Yogurt or no yogurt?

    Thanks

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    Regarding the glosso and hc seeds.

    Check to see how they were sold, etc.

    As I have worked with many variations of their advertisement, they end up being two different species of psyllium.

    They are useful for demonstrative or short term tanks, but they are ridiculously nebulous and invasive.

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    Thanks for the info. I got off amazon and they came from China I believe.

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    Which vendor? Already a bad sign, unfortunstely. I am about 99.9% sure they are psyllium with them coming from amazon/china.

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    Zafina-UP. I'll definitely do a test run in a container first. Thanks for the heads up!

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    I agree with Nick, a temporary tank set up with these seeds is ok but I would stay away from using them. Either bad luck or it's just the nature of these plants, they don't stick to the soil. Also tried growing them in a terrarium with wet soil they grew out but eventually all died. In water all the plants eventually end up as floaters and wither away. They do make a striking carpet initially but... well since you have them and I'm sure you will want to try them, you will find out. Maybe you might have some luck.

    Let us know how it turns out. Post pics.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I am very curious as to what plants they are and how they grow long term. This turned more into an opportunity to experiment and share what I get. I'll keep you all in the loop with pics.

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    Various scapers and hobbyists from the Far East have already tried these seeds out, before they were available for export to Europe, and have found out that these seeds are in fact seeds from various types of plants, such as Oxalis corymbosa, Trichodesma calycosum, and even Ocimum tenuiflorum (Holy basil). While many aquarium plants are angiosperms (Flowering Plants), the chances of them flowering in submersed forms are far lower compared to emersed forms.
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    Day 1: DSM with "glosso" seeds. Let's see what I really got.
    20190719_163603.jpg

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    Hi guys,

    I too tried to buy carpet plant seeds from eBay without proper research and now I cannot tell what I got. I see a single picture of this plant in the link posted above, but there wasn’t any information for it. Does anyone know what this is or will it work in a tank over a period of time? Any info will help, thank you



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    The seeds have sprouted so I have a light on the tank now. Still can't tell what they are but they've sprouted.20190723_161249.jpg

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    Well the sprouts do look like glosso but they are only the sprout leaves and not the actual plant yet. Came across this video today which puts it all to rest. https://youtu.be/HZ-HmWpb364

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