This is even more true if you’re using CO2: Dwarf Hairgrass has explosive growth in CO2 and high light. Is this a flow issue maybe? Thread starter ucng; Start date Oct 5, 2010; ... My substrate is just pool filter sand because i did not put aquarium soil in at the beginning. Free shipping . Intresting facts: This aquarium plant renders a sophisticated professional appeal to the beautification of aquariums. I've tried to do small planted tanks before as well, good luck, it isn't easy. A demanding but beautiful plant that makes some of the best carpets in the hobby is called Dwarf Hairgrass. I can see that you have 2 of the 4 but your light is probably too high above the tank to reach the hairgrass, maybe lower it 6"? $8.50. How to get dwarf hairgrass to send out runners?!?! I think this plant needs goodies directly to its roots rather than from the water.. 2 Looks good but Tiny I would still highly recommend this pretty plant. So it's been 20 days since I planted this dwarf hair grass in my aquarium and it's doing great! I split my hairgrass into little clumps of 7-10 blades each and planted them and put them under light for 13 hours a day. High lighting and Co2 injecti...Read more $ 4.50 Dwarf hairgrass prefers a soft substrate like sand or fine gravel with grains that won’t damage fragile roots. The Dwarf Hairgrass will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. Dwarf hairgrass grows well in moderate lighting of 2 watts per gallon or more from full spectrum intensity, i.e., 5000 to 7000K. I have dwarf hairgrass in sand (3M colorquartz) with DIY CO2, 2WPG of T5HO, and no ferts. Dwarf Hairgrass Eleocharis Parvula TIssue Culture Freshwater Live Aquarium Plant. Yes folks. The other side is thicker and lower growth but covered in brown algae(not thriving). 7. From there I'll work on adding other plants and mosses but I wanted to see if I can possibly have a grass aquarium before going any further. It's probably been in there for about 3-4 weeks with soil capped with sand and weekly dosing of ferts. Dwarf hairgrass, Eleocharis acicularis, also called "needle spikerush", has possibly the largest range of all the many native hairgrass species in North America. This plant IS NOT a beginner plant. Micro swords is another good foreground plant, though it also requires CO2. I have dwarf hairgrass in the foreground of most of my tank. I ordered 4 pots of this hairgrass. This plant is the short growing, "I want a carpet" aquarium plant you have been waiting for. It is one of the most popular choices for carpeting plants. I've never been able to grow dwarf hair grass without CO2. I have some DHG planted in my aquarium. So I have dwarf hair grass in 3 tanks--I love the stuff, when it works. The Dwarf Hairgrass plant, also known as the Eleocharis acicularis, is a member of the Cyperaceae family. There are some new runners, but they also get covered in algae soon. This plant is really like an aquatic grass, with thin stalks growing from roots that spread horizontally by sending our runners. Re: Hairgrass by Crazygar (18163) » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:41 am Sand still has it's uses, just that if you are considering a planted tank, it's not the best substrate to use. As a carpet plant, I recommend using it to cover the bottom of your tank fully then trim it back at the front shorter than the back. It is light green with thin, distinct leaves that resemble the blades of grass. I am running 2 canister filters and … Do you have a CO2 settup? Or have you? Please Help! It is doing miserably, and covered in algae. This species is amphibious, and will thrive either partially or fully submersed. If you want an easy growing carpeting plant.... then check out Dwarf … Growing in marshes and mudflats of brackish and freshwater, Dwarf Hairgrass, which is scientifically known as Eleocharis parvula, is found in abundance across various countries of North America and Europe and mildly in few countries of Asia and South America. I really like the look of grass as the base and have read quite a bit about dwarf hair grass being hearty (Can flourish in play sand), easy to maintain, and fast growing. The plant has an easier time sending runners over sand for the same reason; you can opt to add a layer of aquatic plant soil beneath the sand which accomplishes both tasks nicely. It's decorative, not too difficult to grow and shrimp love it. - Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and absorb nutrients from water that are derived from fish waste. It is going CRAZY. This plant can … How to work with TC plants. It originates from North America, but it is planted all over the world. 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. As previously stated, the amount in each pot seems tiny. I was thinking when the roots underneath spread out and the grass on top spreads out, it will be harder for the grass to pull out from the mesh? One side of the hairgrass in the tank is thriving and algae free. Dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis accicularis) If you fancy an attractive carpet plat in your sand aquarium, then you should consider cultivating the Dwarf hairgrass. The Dwarf Hairgrass will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. Dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) is the aquatic equivalent to the grass you might see outside on your lawn. Dwarf hairgrass needs a layer of substrate in which to grow, ideally around one to two inches deep. If you have good substrate fertilizers, and maybe mix in some sand or something finer, it should grow fine. 7. Let me be 1000% honest. - Your plants are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Ideal pH conditions: Dwarf grass plant thrives in pH conditions between 6.5 and 7.5. That’s why it’s important to continually trim the plant quite often to stimulate horizontal growth, forcing the growth outwards, not upwards. ADA Amazonia substrate capped with fine sand. 30% Autoship - Sign up for Autoship and have products conveniently delivered to you at the frequency you choose! Sand is another popular option for dwarf hair grass substrate as it’s easiest to push the roots through. It can grow up to 4 inches high and will spread into a thick carpet across your aquarium. 1. Dwarf Hairgrass is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. A few questions on dwarf hairgrass: Would it be OK to put the grass through the holes of a stainless steel mesh like this one? Now that i have a shrimp colony in it, i would hate to have to take them out and take the chance of killing them all. Dwarf Hairgrass. For this plant to grow, you need some bright lights. I have so far planted it with Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis Parvula), a few bits of Elodea, small Jungle Val and some Pogostemon Helferi. Left alone, Dwarf Hairgrass grows vertically, not horizontally. It can be found in places ranging from North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. $16.77. Dwarf hairgrass is ideal for placement in the foreground and mid-ground of planted tanks. The name is derived from the Greek words ἕλειος (heleios), meaning "marsh dweller," and χάρις (charis), meaning "grace." - Photo are not actual plant you get but they are some sample of our stock. This layer should be about an inch or two inches thick and comprised of a fine grained material like sand. However, the grass in the pot is thick with a great root structure and can be broken up into enough small bundles to cover a 6"x6" area per pot, which is the way hairgrass should be planted anyway. As the title implies, my attempt at dry starting Dwarf Hairgrass went completely awry. Dwarf Hairgrass Eleocharis Parvula Aquarium Plants live buy 2 get 2 Free . The Dwarf Hairgrass can be housed in water from 70°-83°F, with a neutral pH. I received a Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) from Asia back in 2004 and they were very short range about 1 to 1.5 inches vs the only Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) that we found in the US LFS which it is around 2 to 3 or even 4 inches. Giant Hairgrass AKA Sand Spikerush (Eleocharis montevidensis) $7.64 + $9.95 shipping . Lighting is … The first week everything was fine, but browning began in the center. 4" HAIRGRASS MINI GREEN 23. Eleocharis is a virtually cosmopolitan genus of 250 or more species of flowering plants in the sedge family, Cyperaceae. When you plant your dwarf hairgrass, start by coating the bottom of your aquarium in substrate. I planted in larger clumps, because I happened to score a petsmart pot of it that was cheap and ridiculously healthy. A soft, sandy substrate is best, as the plant’s roots are very delicate and may struggle to penetrate a thick layer of hard gravel. The foreground plant you have been waiting for. Dwarf hairgrass needs high lighting, co2, ferts, and preferably a nutrient rich substrate. - You get 1 Dwarf Hairgrass tissue culture aquarium plant - Cup size 2.5" cup. Another problem might be that your temperature is too high but I have grown carpets of hairgrass at 85F so *shrug*. Here it is planted in a dirted tank with a fine white sand cap. This will allow the roots to push easily through the substrate to anchor themselves to the bottom of the tank. 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