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Old 07-15-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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Should I try Dwarf Hairgrass again?

Hello! In an attempt to make further contrast in my tank, I was wondering if I should try Dwarf Hairgrass again. My first attempt failed. I had a lot of the little plants become uprooted by my pesky Corydoras. My substrate includes a mixture of Flourite and Eco-Complete. I dose PPS-Pro and Excel daily, plus my lighting is T5 HO (medium lighting I believe for this tank given the dimensions-36" by 12" by 16"). So what do you think? Give it another go? I think it would complement my Staurogyne repens well.


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Dwarf hair grass needs a fairly high light level. I'd probably skip it as it's fairly difficult to get to grow. However, I think micro chain swords would work nicely in its place. They have a bit thicker blade but grow nicely.
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Dwarf hair grass needs a fairly high light level. I'd probably skip it as it's fairly difficult to get to grow. However, I think micro chain swords would work nicely in its place. They have a bit thicker blade but grow nicely.

I was thinking about trying that plant until the D. Hairgrass idea popped up. If I could get it the grow like this http://youtu.be/bT25O2hqa80, I'll be happy.


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By the way, do you know anything about Ludwigia palustris? I can't seem to find it for sale online.


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If I can grow dhg in my low tech no co2 or excel than anyone can.



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I was thinking about trying that plant until the D. Hairgrass idea popped up. If I could get it the grow like this Echinodorus Tenellus - YouTube, I'll be happy.


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You can likely get it to grow like in that video, but keep in mind his tank is high light and has pressurized CO2 injected into the tank.

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Medium light although higher light is better. Also needs good fertilization. Some plant species are just really hard to find.


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Some people very rarely get it to grow in lower powered tanks. From my experience in medium light early on in my tank it grew until about 2 months in then it completely stopped as if it used all of its reserved energy trying to grow to reach better areas. After the 2 month mark it just stopped growing at all.
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How much PAR do you have? Do you use root tabs plus liquid ferts?

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