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Hairgrass problem

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by dannyfish, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. dannyfish

    dannyfish Prolific Poster

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    Hi all

    I facing a problem growing my hairgrass

    they are growing but not as bushy as i saw some pic in forum is so bushy and green. I can see runners but also not many.
    how to make the plant grow fast / greener / bushy..? i guess somewhere must be wrong...
    I don't have any test aids
    the only plant that is growing v well is java fern, and the old leave is now covered with new green small plants....1 of the light is becoming transparent which i suspect is too much lighting

    My tank

    55litres
    T5 24W x 4 (4 - 6 hours per day)
    DIY Co2 x 3 bottle of 1.5L (Co2 checker show green, i assume is having sufficient co2)
    fertilizer is dry dose of CaNo3, K2So4, fleet emena, mg2so4 & CaCo3 & seachem flourish
    weekly change of water 20%
    temperature 28-30deg (ops)

    Any one can assume what is hindering the growth here?
    Thank...
     
  2. Matt F.

    Matt F. Lifetime Charter Member
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    My guess is that a lack of stable CO2 is preventing the crazy growth you expect, but it does take a couple months before even eleocharis acicularis to start really taking off.

    You have enough light.
    You're dosing NKP and micros
    You GH/KH is fine

    How how long ago did you plant the tank?
    Why species of hairgrass is it?
    What type of substrate are you using?

    A few things:

    fast growth isn't necessaarily a good thing.
    just because the drop checker is green does not mean you have enough CO2 in the water.

    Are you using 4dkh solution in your dropchecker or tank water?
     
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  3. dannyfish

    dannyfish Prolific Poster

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    Cant see your picture...
    few months tp take off huh wow so long
    but i being keeping it for few week
    co2 hindering it huh ..
    now i place my diy co2 under the powerhead ....let see got any improvement or not ..
     
  4. Matt F.

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    see my edits in the above post. I'd say it takes a good month b4 eleocharis acicularis takes off.
     
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