Help! Plant Id

Gerryd

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Sep 23, 2007
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Hi,

I can't tell from the pics real well, but the hair grass itself is not doing that well. It seems to be melting and not growing..........esp pic 1

Could that be moss in there? For sure is not riccia........

What kind of tank, lights, substrate, filters, etc do you have?

Are you using c02?
 

crystalview

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Sep 6, 2008
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Is the tank cycled?
Do you have fish in the tank or just CRS's?
How long has the tank been running?
Can we see a picture of the whole tank
Maybe if you back your camera up we might be able to see the plants better. I still have a lot of trouble taking pictures also.
Are you using Excel or ferts?
Sorry for all the questions but we need a little back ground. So many things effect a tank.
 

airriick

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May 29, 2009
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This is a 7.5 gal tank, with eheim eco cannister filter + amazionia II.

No I'm not using any Co2, the tank has been cycled over 3 weeks.

Only CRS and blue pearls.
I don't use any plant products, only things for shrimps.

I have two 10watt floursent bulbs. I was thinking about getting a T5 Hagen going across two tanks? :D

Stuff that add bacteria etc.
 

crystalview

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Thanks for the info. Can you get some more pics?
You are right a bigger light would be nice for the plants it is real low Low now. Are you going to do el natural or something in between?
 

airriick

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x.X el natural meaning.. adding no plant substances or co2?

Yes,
I was thinking about trying SeaChem flourish, or excel.

But I worry they harm shrimps since it's not a heavily planted tank..
 

crystalview

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You can try to go without Excel but you may end up with algae. Which I think some shrimp like some kinds. Plants out compete the algae so the more the better. Flourish is good I use dry ferts because they are about 10x cheaper.
 

crystalview

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The seachem Flourish would help with your micros do you plan on using macro's? Excel will also work on with your CRS. I might try a half dose of each since you have so few plants. Its hard to tell what would be best dose. If you do the weekly WC's either dose will work. I used less because my light was also low.

Dry Macro's are listed here: http://www.barrreport.com/estimative-index/2819-ei-light-those-less-techy-folks.html

Did you get an answer to plant ID since that is the title of the post?