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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Just got some Glosso, and it's my first time with it. My 20g long isn't ready(Staghorn & BGA), so I'm putting it in a 2.5g tank that currently has a 13w PC & reflector kit from AHsupply, with Onyx sand substrate. Will this be enough to sustain it?
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I'm not entirely sure, I'm trying to grow dwarfhairgrass in my 2.5 with 13w AHSupply.

I wonder if anyone has had experience with this?

I have a LOT better luck with aquatic plants than with houseplants ... mb this is a sign.
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Actually, I had more time to spend reading different threads from searches and eventually found Ugly Genius has a 2.5 with 13w & has glosso growing well, also with just using Flourish Excel. He also has hairgrass.

His tank would answer both our questions, hehe.

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Hi. Just registered. This is my first post.

Anyway, I've grown glosso and E. parvulus very well in a 2.5-gallon tank using only an 8W normal-output fluorescent strip light. The Glosso spread very quickly and once it got into shaded patches, it would grow upward. After a while it got out of hand and I ripped it all out and started over. The hairgrass was more recent - similar thing happened. After a few months it got everywhere and smothered out everything else. One day I decided to do a little thinning, but it ended up being another do-over. It was impossible to merely *thin* so I just tore it all out.

I think that what helped a lot was the Flourite. I wasn't doing much fertilizing at the time but they still established quickly and spread like wildfire. I also have the tank set up with DIY CO2. I guess enough gets in there to keep the plants happy.

13W is definitely enough for either of these. Just watch for algae problems. Good luck!

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Thanks for the info. So far it is doing ok. Glosso has "perked up" since it's ride through the mail system . I'll have to see how the hairgrass does, as it was just a few bits salvaged from my 20g.
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