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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-26-2016, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Help! This is my first time with a planted tank. I have a 10 gal with a 5 pencil fish and 4 cherry shrimp. The Shrimp keep digging up most of my plantings (I attempted a dwarf hair grass carpet), and the the Java moss that I had growing on some drift wood is almost gone. Anyone have any suggestions that might with stand some hungry busy shrimp?
I have strong lighting, and just got a mini co2 kit.
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I have Cherry shrimp and CRS shrimp in a tank with Dwarf Hairgrass (DHG) and they do not dig it up in my tank. I suspect the fish are pulling it up, or that your grass is floating free of your substrate. Until it gets well rooted, it can be tough to keep it in the substrate. You can bury it pretty deep with just the tops sticking out and give that a whirl.

Example of well rooted DHG in control soil substrate after 7 months growing: Substrate is about 1" deep.
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