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Old 11-26-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Can i grow dwarf hairgrass


Hi, i have a well established 29 gallon tank
Eco complete substrate
48 watt t5 ho
Dose flourish exel 1 time a week
No co2

Do you think it will work
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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What specific light do you have? I assume it is a two bulb T5HO light. Some of those would give way too much light for a 29 gallon tank, while a couple would give low medium light, unless they were a few inches above the top of the tank.

You would need to fertilize the tank water and/or the substrate to have much chance of growing any plants. Eco Complete does not contain NPK, the major nutrients plants need.
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I have a 30 inch, 2 bulb, nova extreme t5 ho. 1 6500k and 1 10,000k
Raised about 3 inches on legs. I dose flourIsh excel and flourish trace elements
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i have some dwarf hairgrass in my lowtech 5.5gal rcs tank. its not so much spreading but its growing. so i'd say you'd be alright.
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I can up fertilizing if needed
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You probably have medium light, so you will need CO2 to keep the plants growing as fast as the light is driving them to grow. That is a desirable situation, where limiting the growth rate by under supplying any nutrient, including CO2, isn't desirable at all - algae often take over when that is the situation.
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