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08-06-2012 03:05 AM
Neatfish Thanks. I cut it up in small pieces.
08-06-2012 02:54 AM
the_intricacy 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.
08-06-2012 02:01 AM
Neatfish Can I get some tips?
08-06-2012 01:13 AM
Neatfish 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.
08-04-2012 01:34 AM
Neatfish
08-01-2012 02:45 AM
Neatfish I want to have big green plants in the background that's why I'm going with eco complete.
07-31-2012 11:42 PM
Bananariot
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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.
07-31-2012 11:37 PM
Neatfish That's what I have panted the dhg from Petsmart.
07-31-2012 11:28 PM
Bananariot
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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!
07-31-2012 10:51 PM
Neatfish 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.
07-31-2012 02:27 AM
Neatfish It's by a window and every morning the sun shines very bright in that area.
07-31-2012 02:20 AM
mannye Are you finally using sunlight to grow it out? My tank isn't exposed to sunlight...I have to upgrade from the original tube the 6.6 Petco comes from...
07-30-2012 04:20 AM
Neatfish Looks like the dhg is starting to spread out a little.
07-27-2012 04:32 PM
SaltyNC My growth is slow without CO2 since flooding my tank, but it's still growing. I dose Excel pretty heavily. I'm adding CO2 in a week.
07-27-2012 06:34 AM
nalu86 it grows outside in my pond, well it doesn't look that great anymore sins a bunch of floaters were hanging above it, but it will recover after I remove the floaters.
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