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dwarf hairgrass problem

Recently ordered some dwarf hair grass, the problem is I received it faster then expected and I am not yet prepared for it to go into my tank (waiting for an o ring for my co2 and a few bits and pieces), its in a sealed clear plastic bag, I probably won't be ready until Friday night, any suggestions? Also any tips for planting and requirements would be nice, Thanks.
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Separate all of them into small nodes and plant them into the substrate. Pretty straight forward.
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Sorry, the main question was will it stay alive in the clear sealed bag long enough? Its all green and healthy, my bad I wasn't clear enough.
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It should be fine til Friday.


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few days ago I took some normal/giant hair grass from the lake and just planted them in a dirted tank without CO2. They're doing fine. one Advise for you, if you want to limit the hair grass to a certain area, put in dividers! It can spread like a weed lol
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When I trim my tanks and don't have time to replant them in the trim tank,I just let them float in the tank..This way they can acclimate to your tank. I think it would be better than leaving them in a bag not getting any air.
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few days ago I took some normal/giant hair grass from the lake and just planted them in a dirted tank without CO2. They're doing fine. one Advise for you, if you want to limit the hair grass to a certain area, put in dividers! It can spread like a weed lol
Haha that's what I want, I'm removing all my other plants just to have it covered in dhg, few round pebbles in there too, I'm going for the simplistic look.

And thanks everyone else, hopefully its okay, I got 200 small clumps it wasn't cheap haha!
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Floating it is a good idea. Not ideal, but yes, better than sealed up in a bag.

You don't have to wait for co2 to plant it, of course. DHG does just fine without co2, it just won't carpet/spread and grows REALLY slow.


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Yeah its floating now, one more thing, I have heard I should trim it down before I plant, is this so? Cheers all.
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Yeah its floating now, one more thing, I have heard I should trim it down before I plant, is this so? Cheers all.
Not sure how essential it is, but I doubt it would hurt anything to give it a little haircut before planting.


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