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Bob Hooper 06-28-2004 11:52 PM

Flourite and dwarf hairgrass?
 
Has anyone had any luck growing dwarf hairgrass using 100% flourite as a substrate?
Thanks,
Hoop

gnome 06-29-2004 12:07 AM

I sure did! It took some weeks to get started, but once that momentum kicked in, it got crazy. It was like somebody doused the tank with Rogaine! :eek5:

-Naomi

Bob Hooper 06-29-2004 05:21 PM

Naomi,
That's good to hear, I have heard many people say that flourite was to course to have the hairgrass take root in. Was this in 100% flourite? I'm just curious as to what type of hairgrass you had that success with. Was it the acicularis or the parvoulas(spelling)?
Thanks,
Hoop

gnome 06-29-2004 05:36 PM

Yes, that myth should have died out along with "sharp substrates ruin cory barbels." You can grow even the most delicate of plants in Flourite - glosso, even Elatine triandra... I wouldn't even consider hairgrass to be "delicate." I got mine as Eleocharis parvula, but I'm not 100% sure, because some of the blades on this thing reached a good 5" after it took off. And yes, it was 100% Flourite (less, if you consider all the MTS's that were crawling around in it. I had to get rid of all the hairgrass because this was a 2.5-gallon tank (8" high).

-Naomi


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