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Dwarf hairgrass gowing very slow

I have had Dwarf hairgrass in my tank for over a month. I got 30g with 90w of light, and DIY CO2(18ppm). My hairgrass has not spread at all. I am annoyed by it because i want to ground cover. Anyone have any clues. I am also dosing flourish.

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If it is healthy, trimming it will encourage it to spread. If your tank is only a month old, you might wait a bit. But if the tank is mature and just the hairgrass is a month old, just give it a "haircut".


Try it on part of it maybe, and see how it responds.

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I'm right with Scolley on this one. Just give a portion a "flat top". You will see runners shortly after that.

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If you have been having problems with it spreading and growing I have the same thing happening with mine. But the problem is my hairgrass started to slow down in growth when I did cut mine. It just stayed short for the longest time and did not spread.

I was wondering if this problem can be due to high temps. Now that the weather and water column is lowered by the change in season, the hairgrass and other plants have started to grow again.

The hairgrass is even starting to spread out also. Give it sometime since yours is fairly new. And see if you can raise the ppm on the CO2 and keep in check all the other stuff.

BTW what ferts do you add?


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im just using flourish bi weekly. My substrate is 50% flourite 45% aquarium gravel roughly 5% laterite. My CO2 ppm is 18 (sufficient I think).

Well i Trimed the grass hope it works.

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The substrate seems to be a great mixture. Maybe because I do the same execpt I use 50 Flourite and gravel only. The added Laterite is just a BIG "+" for you.

Flourish is what I don't have any experience with. What does it have in it? I prefer to mix my own from stuff I get from the Gregg Watson site. CSM+B;KNO3;K2SO4.


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im just using flourish bi weekly. My substrate is 50% flourite 45% aquarium gravel roughly 5% laterite. My CO2 ppm is 18 (sufficient I think).

Well i Trimed the grass hope it works.

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E. Acicularis likes Nitrate, Phosphate, and Potassium just like any other plant.

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so what else should i be dosing into my tank besides flourish?
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E. Acicularis likes Nitrate, Phosphate, and Potassium just like any other plant.
And HIGH co2...if you can bump up your co2 levels from 18 ppm I think you'll see significant results within a few weeks after following the others' advice on trimming and dosing.

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so what else should i be dosing into my tank besides flourish?

Nitrate, phosphate and potassium.

Take a few minutes and read my Guide.
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