|08-06-2012 03:05 AM|
Thanks. I cut it up in small pieces.
|08-06-2012 02:54 AM|
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|
|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|
|07-31-2012 11:37 PM|
|Neatfish||That's what I have panted the dhg from Petsmart.|
|07-31-2012 11:28 PM|
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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