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I dry started some Dwarf Hairgrass two weeks ago, and this week my Hairgrass began browning at a very worrying rate.

Here is how it looked two days ago: http://i.imgur.com/cfS57rb.jpg

Here is how it looks right now: http://i.imgur.com/ZcTasJH.jpg

As you can probably tell, more and more of my hairgrass is browning at a significant rate and I am worried that they will die. I have heard that it is normal for this to occur when dry starting, so have any of you experienced browning to this extent while dry starting your own Hairgrass?

My setup is as follows:
Lighting: 2 Finnex Stingrays 11 inches from the substrate, on for 13 hours a day. Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia No fertilizers, since I heard that Aquasoil is already loaded with elements.
I keep the tank completely covered and mist and air it out daily. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Everthing is on ponit, so maybe if you used some liquid fertz. My hairgrass carpet tends to brown with the lack of phosphorus. All in all maybe the grass was grown in water and is just adapting to the dry grow.

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