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I just bought Mondo Grass. Impulse buy. Now I find out it can't grow submerged. I'll try to return it tomorrow. If they don't take them, lawn is where they shall go!
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I've done the same.
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I doubt many here will believe this, but Ive had 3 Mondo grass plants living in a low light 20L for going on 8 months. It doesnt grow or spread, yet it continues to live. My advice is if you like it, or just need the greenery in a certain spot, plant it anyway and see what happens. You can always take it out if it starts dying, or if you get something better to replace it. If I had known mine was going to last as long as it has, I would've kept it as a background in the 10 gallon I was working on at the time.


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That gives me hope but I called the LFS and they said they'll take them back. I'll probably just exchange them for dwarf sag or dwarf hairgrass or something. I just want my 55g done already. I've spent way too much by now lol!
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I doubt many here will believe this, but Ive had 3 Mondo grass plants living in a low light 20L for going on 8 months. It doesnt grow or spread, yet it continues to live. My advice is if you like it, or just need the greenery in a certain spot, plant it anyway and see what happens. You can always take it out if it starts dying, or if you get something better to replace it. If I had known mine was going to last as long as it has, I would've kept it as a background in the 10 gallon I was working on at the time.

Just in case I decide to keep it, what do you have for your plants? Ferts that you use and I'm assuming CO2 is also injected in your tank. Gorgeous set-up, btw!
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Thanks If you're asking about the Mondo grass, it's in a very low light 20L that houses several anubias, a sword and some crypts that I really have no place for atm. Inhabitants are 4 platies and some ghost shrimp. Substrate is a mixture of sand and small regular aquarium gravel. Light is a single, very old 24" T8 Sylvania Gro-lux (I think) which stays on 24/7 most of the time. I dose it maybe once a month with flourish comp and that's it.

My theory is that these super low conditions are maybe why the grass has lived so long, but that is just pure speculation.


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Interesting.... If the low condition is what's making it survive submerged then it might be okay in my tank. I have root tabs that I'm on schedule to change monthly and flourish when I do WC. The light is the LED's that came in the tank. No CO2 either.
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Cant hurt to try. It's a pretty sexy plant after all, even just sitting there


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My 10 inch clown loach is definitely enjoying plopping himself on the sexy Mondo.
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