The water is at 23c I do 50% water change every week. To be honest, taking care of this plant is pretty hard to mess up! Generally, Dwarf Hairgrass does not have any compatibility issues with most aquatic species, barring a few. For the water’s pH and hardness, it should be between 6.5 and 7.5 pH and 2 to 10 KH. It also has less tendency to collect debris. Re: dwarf hairgrass stop spreading! Dwarf Hairgrass is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. We have decided to disallow the sales, giving and trading of shrimp through AQ from Monday, 20th Aug 2012 onwards until further notice. Moreover, the pH and temperature should also not exceed the set limit. Pretty much any species of small to medium-sized fish will be fine in a tank with hairgrass. That’s why it’s important to continually trim the plant quite often to stimulate horizontal growth, forcing the growth outwards, not upwards. The exposed tips of the hairgrass are bending towards the substrate? Its propagation is by runners, and as it grows, runners will emerge and branch off … I'm kicking myself for buying those expensive bulbs a few months back. 2. Dwarf hairgrass a guide to growing dwarf hairgrass care guide carpet how aquarium forum proper way to grow dwarf hair grass. But if you want to put in the time, effort, and – occasionally – money, the results are phenomenal. Hopefully we'll see your tank with lots and lots of beautiful hairgrass very soon! I've got Dwarf Hairgrass under medium-high light and its spreading slowly. Join Date: Jan 2009. I don't have a base soil but I do put fert tablets and I dose regularly. Jun 2, 2014. AQ will of course preserve the links back to your blog. The Dwarf Hairgrass will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. But how do I get the Dwarf Hairgrass spreading without algae taking over first? Good for you! Thread Starter; Scoutsfish . Some of the stems have began to bend downward into the substrate. It grows in the temperate, subtropical, and tropical zones of the world excluding Africa. I am hoping to create a nice carpet in this aquarium. The Dwarf Hairgrass plant, also known as the Eleocharis acicularis, is a member of the Cyperaceae family. Common Name: Dwarf Hair Grass, Eleocharis Parvula Dwarf Hair Grass is a popular and easy to use foreground plant that can produce a grass like lawn of carpet. Well, Eleocharis acicularis and Eleocharis parvula are – and both are sold under the “hairgrass” or “dwarf hairgrass” moniker. I was just looking for foreground plant and not a carpet. Dwarf hairgrass is available as a barefoot, potted plant or on our favorite for instant gratification a coco fiber mat. As a small plant, dwarf hairgrass can be grown in tanks as small as ten gallons. Tank specs: 60cm x 30cm x 36cm CO2: 2 bps up-aqua inline diffuser on solenoid timing same with lights Temp: 26-28C fan cooled Lighting: 2 x up-aqua pro-led-z-20 8hrs daily Substrate: ANS Planta green label May buy root tabs. Indefinite BAN of Shrimp Sales on AQ w.e.f. AlyeskaGirl. With the right care, this plant will cover the substrate in tank but will be tough to grow it without CO2. Find your answer here. You can influence the production of more runners by adding nutrients, light, and carbon dioxide. Dwarf hairgrass is available as a barefoot, potted plant or on our favorite for instant gratification a coco fiber mat. I'll be starting on a nano tank tomorrow and normally it doesn't bother me when plants start to 'mix' with each other's planted areas. Find your answer here. Remove plants from packaging. This is probably because of the fact that a lot of this plant is grown emersed (above the water surface) in the market. You should expect a small dwarf hairgrass plant to grow by at least 1 inch per month. 3 days ago. Sold as small potted plant. I bought 3 pots of dwarf Hairgrass. Benefits of Dwarf Hairgrass. Dwarf grasses, particularly, can give you a lot of punch in your beds without taking up a lot of space. I’ve posted a few pictures of my tank recently which shows a lush dwarf hair grass carpet and I’ve been asked by many of you how I did it, so I’ll outline how I did it. Not only is this vital for Dwarf Hairgrass, it’s also pretty much a required for healthy planted tanks. Growing Dwarf hairgrass in a coarse gravel substrate You can grow dwarf hairgrass in a coarse substrate such as gravel, but there are a couple of things to consider: The hairgrass will have a slightly harder time to form a carpet in gravel, as its runners won’t spread as easily as … I took 2 and divided into 4 clumps. I'll be starting on a nano tank tomorrow and normally it doesn't bother me when plants start to 'mix' with each other's planted areas. Let's say I left it in a clump like it is In the pots. The spectrum isn't right for freshwater plants. I looked them up on GE's website and they're only 2700K. - Works well in both large and small fish tanks. I have a 5 gal i'm taking down soon.. These all need to be balanced. Dwarf Hairgrass. Moreover, the pH and temperature should also not exceed the set limit. Unfortunately, many ornamental grass species are invasive -- but not all are. This video also applies to other Eleocharis variations. This does not make them “easy” aquarium plants. This is not a good carpet plant. It has spred a bit since planting but it is still very patchy and after a while the new shoots go brown and then die. We definitely have some plant experts here, but I'm not one of them I will share that from what I know, growing carpeting plants requires a balance of Co2, lighting and fertilizers. It requires very little care and has a mature height of 3 to 5 feet tall, with a spread of 4 feet. I've had my dhg in the tank about 2 to 3 weeks and it's already spreading and throwing out runners like crazy. from Stanford University. Well, the title basically says it all. When you plant your dwarf hairgrass, start by coating the bottom of your aquarium in substrate. Commo - Your plants are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Dwarf hairgrass quickly spread all over the tank base and requires substrate and nutrient adjustments to accommodate the growth. I planted in larger clumps, because I happened to score a petsmart pot of it that was cheap and ridiculously healthy. Dwarf Hairgrass is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. YMMV: First, I tried and failed many times and I now attribute that to incorrect substrate. I inject co2 and fertilise with aquarium plant food fertiliser. Dwarf Hairgrass Care. You need macro fertilizers. I know that plants need Carbon (CO2 or excel) + Macro ferts (K, P, N)+ trace minerals (Iron, Ca, Mg, Boron etc.) I read that it won't carpet unless it has high light and co2. Are these bending stems runners? HI Alex. If you have not already done so, register and join our community of Aquarium addicts. Password: Register: Fertilator: Plant Finder: Algae Finder: User Manual: Calendar: Mark Forums Read: Advertise: New to Planted Aquariums Don't know where to begin? Maybe it's user error but I can handle criticism. I have a 10 gallon and I'm currently running 58 watts, co2, and seachem flourish. Dwarf hairgrass is an interesting carpeting plant because even though the growth rate is quite fast, the maximum height is on the short side. Update: I now have two 20W CFL's that are 6500K. But if you want to put in the time, effort, and – occasionally – money, the results are phenomenal. This will appear once only per visit to AQ. I'm using Seachem's Flourite Black Sand, and have planted Seachem Flourish Tabs at the base of the plant. from Monday 20th Aug 2012. Dwarf hairgrass is a widespread plant species and has a cosmopolitan distribution. Will dose flourish weekly. It is an attractive bottom covering plant with long light green grass-like leaves. 1. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. Propagation: Dwarf hairgrass produce runners that can be used for propagation. LinkBack: Thread Tools: Display Modes: 02-01-2009, 03:42 PM #1 perrycus . Sold as approximately 1/2" bare root plug. Membership on AQ is FREE. Eleocharis acicularisis an excellent aquarium plant for the foreground areas. Am I expecting too much to soon? If AQ is down, go to our Facebook page for status updates. It easily and quickly adapts to new growing conditions and habitats. Also you can find it in North Africa (Egypt) and South America (Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela). I have a 10 gallon tank with 2 of those 50/50 actinic 10000K bulbs. Dwarf Hairgrass will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. - Photo are not actual plant you get but they are some sample of our stock. Dwarf hairgrass growth rate is fairly fast, and this is a plant that can grow up to around 6 inches in height in a matter of months. Tufted hairgrass has a mature size of 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide and requires moist, fertile soil for optimal growth. Hey guys what is up this video is about some tips on how to grow dwarf hairgrass. AQ members), AQ can automatically read your RSS feeds and post your new blog entries as AQ threads. Thanks again. I'm having hairgrass for a few months now. Dwarf hairgrass makes an excellent dense carpet and expands by spreading its runners. It's not dying, neither is is spreading. Generally, these runners deploy though the substrate and thereby accelerate the growth and spread of the plant. One of our favorite foreground plants, Dwarf hairgrass is the shorted of the eleocharis acicularis variety. Details: Will have a 10-13W light. Well, Eleocharis acicularis and Eleocharis parvula are – and both are sold under the “hairgrass” or “dwarf hairgrass” moniker. I understand if it won't carpet. There's a guy on YouTube who goes by kyfishguy who has a lot of helpful videos on hairgrass and ei dosing. I am trying to confirm what species of Hairgrass I have. Alright. If you have already registered but have forgotten your user name and/or password, use the Password Recovery Form. post #3 of … But in general its just up. After planting, trimming the tops of the DHG from time to … When it comes to fish, Dwarf hairgrass is not as appetizing as some broad-leafed and tender species, so it tends not to be on the menu. That’s largely because the plant naturally spreads by sending out runners from … Dwarf Hairgrass do best in rich nutrient substrate, hight lighting and CO2 injected aquarium. Because the dwarf hairgrass plant is so hardy, it will hold up well to a variety of conditions. The leaves of most other aquatic plants are prone to get nipped by fish and other species, but the long strands of Dwarf Hairgrass are usually exempted from this danger. Hairgrass Dwarf (Eleocharis acicularis ) Mat (10"x10") Rating Required Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) Name Getting as much CO2 and nutrients to the Hairgrass is vital to get that explosive growth for the carpet. It is an attractive bottom covering plant with long light green grass-like leaves. Hi Guys, I am new to planted tanks. I found it to be much too heavy, dense, and granular. The Dwarf Hairgrass will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. 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