Hello, My name is Dane I'm from Hobart Tasmania (Below Australia) First post I've been into Aquariums for over two years now have many tanks, over 300 cichlids. I recently setup my 66 litre as I've always wanted to do a planted or aquascape tank. I've read every post in this discussion and taken on board everyone's opinions as I know sometimes there is no right or wrong or difinitive answers. I'm just after some help too like the original poster with DSM hc cuba please. I've used ADA power sand special as a base and ammazonia 2 as the substrate. I decided to start with seeds off ebay read many posts and started out as follows. Setup soil, placed seeds and sprayed them lightly so there was no excess of water pooling on the bottom. used cling wrap to seal the tank and set my light to 12 on and 12 off like my other aquariums. Sprayed everyday and airated the tank for 10-20 minutes to prevent mould. waited 5 days and nothing got like 2 roots. Then i placed a heatmat under the tank and boom in 24 hours roots were everywhere and in another day I now have a lush green carpet This is my first DSM and with seeds my question is please how long do i wait for them to be established and flood the tank? Sorry for the pictures as humidity is quite high and i know it's hard to see it clearly. Also depending if there is die off or none do I need to trim? I should also add I'm not in a hurry to flood either just want to get it right and not waste my time.