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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Went to a few lfs no one had it and the last one i went to had eco-complete but he said his son took the last 2 bags. i been looking for this stuff a few weeks now and he said that he will get me a bag in by Thursday. I just can't believe the dhg is spreading out.
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Went to a few lfs no one had it and the last one i went to had eco-complete but he said his son took the last 2 bags. i been looking for this stuff a few weeks now and he said that he will get me a bag in by Thursday. I just can't believe the dhg is spreading out.
I just bought a portion from Petsmart for $7.99. Not too bad for pricing. It comes in a sealed baggie.

You should check it out, guaranteed snail and pest free too. Gonna try planting it in my 3 gallon long with FSS. Good luck to you!
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That's what I have panted the dhg from Petsmart.
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That's what I have panted the dhg from Petsmart.
Oh i thought you meant you were looking for DHG, didn't realize it was for eco complete. I think they carry it at petco if you haven't checked there. IMO I think eco complete is the same as any substrate for DHG because it's inert. If you fertilize well enough, sand or any other inert substrate should do just as well. I think Eco just holds ferts better or something kinda like flourite.
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I want to have big green plants in the background that's why I'm going with eco complete.
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Took out the organic potting soil because it was smelling bad. I just put eco- complete in the small tank and cut the dhg up in small pieces and replanted it. Now we wait and see what happens.
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Can I get some tips?
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I'm no expert, but have been playing with DHG for a few years, and:

1) Removing the potting soil was probably a good idea, as it'll make your water parameters pretty wild once you try filling the tank with water (ammonia-spikes), and you'll have a partial amount that will float. Some ppl put potting soil under a layer of inert substrate like sand. I read boiling helps with the floating issue; read through Tom Barr's site for more on this. But, I don't see why smell should be a factor once it's under water.

2) Spreading your hairgrass into as few blades (maybe three) per planting is key. Think of it this way: each chain of grass will only send out runners in two directions-- from it's ends. The more clumps, the more ends.
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Thanks. I cut it up in small pieces.
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