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Old 08-26-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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twisted dwarf hairgrass?


Hi i planted my dhg about 2 weeks ago and there have been some new growth, however all the new runners are twisted almost like twisted vals.

Can someone tell me if that's normal or some kind of deficiency? if so what is it?

I am using aquasoil, current led+ and excel dosing, nothing else. Thank you

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:45 AM   #2
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Dhg belem is supposed to have some curve to it... Is it possible you got corkscrew rush or any other eleocharis?
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nah those are not belem just regular dhg below is the seller i bought it from and they arrived looking exactly like that, however all the new runners/growth are twisted and not straight.

Does anyone know why?

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Old 08-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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nah those are not belem just regular dhg below is the seller i bought it from and they arrived looking exactly like that, however all the new runners/growth are twisted and not straight.

Does anyone know why?

My dhg has also been doing that, but they tend to straighten out once they get longer I have been noticing. Weird
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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Anytime I've run into twisted leaves, be it dhg or giant hg, reinekii, crypts or whatever, it's always been a co2 issue.

For awhile I read a lot about k overdose blocking ca uptake and similar nutrient-centric claims, which I tried and tried without any luck.

When I finally accepted my co2 may be lower than I think, that is when I was able to fix the twisted leaf issue

Alternately, you could lower the light
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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it's true this tank is a low tech without pressurized co2, but i do dose excel daily above the suggested amount - i dose 3ml for 20 gallon.

i dont think i can lower my light anymore i am using the current led+ at 16" height. It's bare minimum for growing dhg i believe.

must....resist....pressurized co2
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must....resist....pressurized co2
Lol, come on man, it's just gas, try some....

When I used excel I dosed it heavily, granted there was no livestock at the time.

If you're disciplined enough you can get good results with diy co2

Without a par meter, I always wonder what my light is. Best thing I've found to do is just try something. Experiment a bit with intensities and photoperiod, but you're probably right about the light

Why not try using some flourish just in case it is a nutrient issue. When I had twisted growth I was dosing heavy EI, so if you aren't dosing anything, that could be an issue.

Doesn't hurt to try stuff, just increases exp. points
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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Is hard to say but since you aren't dosing, I think you should dose with EI. Mine doesn't that. Either straight or some tends to curve towards the substrate. This is with my high tech tank with pressurized CO2 and heavy EI dosing, with dirt substrate.
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