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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:24 AM
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Alright just to clear this up... Is it sag or sadge?

Anyways id go with the dwarf sag, I have never really had a true carpeting plant like DHG because I tend to kill it. But I do like dwarf sag a lot, it seems to be able to take a beating and is fine in no co2 and low light

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In my experience, I've had luck growing DHG in organic potting soil capped with sand. To get that thick carpet without using CO2, a dry start is necessary.

Here's my 5 gallon from a while back before I started over.

No CO2 needed and I was using a 27 watt compact fluorescent desk lamp.

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10 gallon tank, 2x26w 6500k cfl's, DIY co2 (2 bottles on a t so i can rotate.) Whisper 40 filter. Some root tabs API leaf zone once a week.

This is roughly 2 months of grow from 6 patches that contained about 15 hairs each.

I am very much a beginner but I took a chance on a 6$ pot of it at Petsmart that was half dead anyways. Glad its working so far and the guppy fry really enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by Jimmyblues View Post

In fact, in one of the aquariums, I have actually stopped using CO2 injection and just use 18000K T5 lighting - a bit over 3 watts per gallon,
and have seen significant growth.
Whoa that's some serious DHG. Is this a special strain bred with corals? Only poking a little fun of course. I'm guessing you meant it to say 8000K or 10000K.

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