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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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more on the update.

does it look like the hairgrass is melting? or dying.. plants are all still so new to me!
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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also, how can I go about splitting my hair grass to fill in more area? and not kill the plant.

any help guys?

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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 06:44 PM
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It does look like parts of it are brown and dead, if it's green closer to the bottom you can clip off all the brown and leave the green. I still see some green in there so it may bounce back but I'd cut off the brown patches for sure.

I tried DHG a month or so ago and it all died but today or yesterday I noticed a few patches of tiny green poking out of the sand so I think it might have melted and is trying to come back, which is awesome. So don't lose hope maybe it's just adjusting to your tank or submerged life in water.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:16 AM
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The DHG did that for me, but it didn't die out until a year and a half later, now I only have few spots left. I think it was due to old bulbs. I am pretty sure all your plants are trying to adapt to their new home. Some plants it takes a very long time! I never had luck with any soft leaved plants, I can't remember for sure but a reddish one, and an ambulia. They always slowly died. I think they need co2.

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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 05:26 AM
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Root tabs drive my dhg, iv ed got 1/3 of my tank done in a month. Trim the brown. Let some new green come through. Once it gets about 2 inches tall, cut 1/4 of it off the top. If you clumped them in a grid, they will root out quickly. Bright green grass.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 01:34 AM
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Looks nice! I was about to do the clip on lights myself, are you running co2, and what is the substrate?
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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i'm loving the lights! and yeah diy co2. and dirt capped with sand/black gravel
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