I have never grown DBT before until now but any tank i have seen them in, I have loved it. My shrimp and fish are in heaven. The only thing at this time is my rainbow shark is tearing them up a bit as they are not fully rooted in yet. I am not running CO2 but what I do have is fluorite substrate, dosing Seachem flourish excel daily, root tabs and dosing ferts weekly. I have a 50 gal with Finnex 24/7 led lighting. I've had these plants for about 3 weeks now and are doing great! Shipping was excellent. I first originally chose UPS 2nd day air, before my shipment was sent out I was contacted by email asking if I would like to upgrade my shipping method to 1 day air, I agreed due to the high temps for this time of the year. It was well worth the few extra dollars for shipping to guarantee the plants in healthy condition. Over all great plants, great service and will definitely recommend and purchase from this site again.