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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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can i keep ground covering plants?

would it be ok to keep ground cover plants in my 29 gallon?
im not sure what kind, but somthing that looks like grass......

also looking for some bushy type plants that dont grow very tall.......

heres what i have:
glo 2x24 watt T5 HO
DIY co2 with 2 bottles
dose macro and micro
Eheim 2234 canaster filter


Doseing:

sunday-> 50% pwc, kno3, 1/16 kh2po4, gh booster
monday-> 1/16 csm+b
tuesday-> kno3, 1/16 kh2po4
wed-> 1/16 csm+b
thursday-> kno3, 1/16 kh2po4
fri-> 1/16 csm+b
sat ->nothing

i actually do about 14 gallons of water each week. and dont have gh booster yet. ordering friday


TESTS:
july/07/2010
Ammonia (NH3/NH4) -> 0ppm
Nitrite (NO2) -> 0ppm
Nitrate (NO3) -> 10ppm
PH -> 6.5
Drop checker Light green
Temp 78.5 (all the time, hydor eth inline heater works amazing!)

this stays like most of the time. nitrite is usually a bit lower




need any more infor just let me know


thank you for any help/sugestions
-mike pevine-

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You should be able to grow Dwarf Hairgrass without any problem, given the lighting you have. It is quite grassy, and will stay short, provided you "train" it by continually pruning it down.

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Pygmy Chain Swords, is a fun plant. Ive grow it in less conditions then that.
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Just about any. The only problematic one that I can foresee is HC which does better with alot of co2.

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My H.C. took about a year to start-up in a low tech tank. Now it grown in nicely. Root tabs seems be a must though.
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You can try Sagittaria. I have it in my 29 long. I dose excel, and pfertz m and n. It has completely covered my substrate, and when it gets too high I trim right across the top.

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anyone know where i can get alot of hair grass???

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instead of trying to completely fill your tank in one shot, buy a fraction or a half of what you want and let it fill in. just my opinion.

looks like this person is selling some
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...hairgrass.html
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When you plant it, separate it into many smaller pieces and plant them farther apart. They will spread better and faster that way.
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anyone know where i can get alot of hair grass???
Post a wanted add on the SNS, I did that a few weeks ago and got a huge portion of dwarf hair grass(12" X 6" or so), enough to jump start my 240G pretty nicely..


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