We know some aquarists who’ve had success with thinner and thicker, but this is the sweet spot. Although plants tend to be a little more tolerant of different conditions, there are still certain guardrails you want to stay within. Dwarf hairgrass is one of the easiest aquarium plants to maintain. If you want a carpet species there are a few options available for home aquariums. 5 years ago. Growing Dwarf hairgrass in a coarse gravel substrate. This can give it a sort of whispy appearance when in a full carpet. I've recently set up a 5.5 gallon tank and I bought dwarf hairgrass from petsmart in one of those little pouches. Author Note: If you experiment with higher amounts of light keep an eye out for algae growth. You would be surprised how far their root system spreads out! Let’s move on to color, Dwarf baby tears normally will appear lighter dark green in color, but if your tank is lacking vital nutrients like iron and potassium, it may turn a white or yellowish color. When it comes to pruning and trimming your plant the only thing you need to watch out for is height. This plant will naturally only grow to be a few inches tall, usually not more than half a foot. Hi, I am very new to planting hairgrass as well, don't mind if I share what worked for me. So what's wrong? That’s part of the fun. You can also do a hybrid approach by using it as a foreground plant and allowing other plants or hiding places to be found in the back. YMMV. That’s what makes providing the proper dwarf hairgrass care so important. Comment any opinions ideas or suggestions . At the end of each blade you’ll notice a change in the coloration from green to a more faded brown. Now, it seems to be dying off-- turning brown and melting all over the place. If you’re into aquascaping then you’ll probably want to experiment with different layers and heights to achieve the effect you desire. Lv 7. 5w. Dwarf hairgrass is a resilient and hardy freshwater plant that provides a number of benefits to your fish tank. I started dosing with excel, flourish and will start to dose with iron from seachem. It can be found in clear and unobstructed freshwater with a low to moderate current. Once you have the substrate figured out it’s time to plant! When she's not writing about fish you can find her hiking, swimming, and doing yoga. You could easily use a few cryptocorns after your tank is established some more, and an amazon sword now. Known for being an aquatic grass, Dwarf Hair Grass features thin, bright green blades that spread horizontally by sending out runners. Unlike some plants that grow like a weed and quickly take over your tank, dwarf hairgrass is much more manageable. The plant also has slender white roots. A soft substrate is your best bet if you want to facilitate growth and maximize the health of your dwarf hairgrass. If you’re wondering what makes this is so important (it’s only a plant right? Seems it would be a ***** in upkeep. ? It came in very well packaged. There are many different varieties of Eleocharis that are sold as dwarf hairgrass and Eleocharis acicularis is one of the shortest growing varieties. Algae Grower (View User Tanks) PTrader: Join Date: Apr 2018. Help! Here is it when it was just starting to get good. The Dwarf Hairgrass arrived in amazingly great condition. (Dwarf hairgrass). Fabian. Alison has been interested in fish and aquariums for over five years. I have some java moss and patches of dwarf hairgrass. Since dwarf hairgrass is thin and stringy it is far less likely to get snacked on by fish. Eleocharis parvula is a plant from circumboreal region: it is encountered in Eurasia and from North America up to Central America. However, there are things you can do to ensure it’s as healthy as possible. This important to know because it means you’ll need to provide a significant amount of light dwarf hairgrass to thrive (more on that a bit later). I keep them on for around 6 hours a day. Dwarf hairgrass care is pretty simple and straightforward. Keeping the water clean and treating this as a plant that requires an average amount of light will give you the results you want. I would drop the hairgrass, it needs a little more light. Author Note: The coloration is something that can vary a bit based on the health of the plant, so if you notice any decrease in brightness there are likely some adjustments you’ll need to make. So I recently got some dwarf hair grass from Petsmart, it came in a little plastic bag with about a 3 inch strip of grass, I split the grad between two tanks, I put one in a 20 gl with fish dosing with excel and adequate lighting. Don’t let it get out of control, but also don’t give it a buzz cut. That's a relief. Relevance. 7000k bulbs. Plant several pots of Eleocharis acicularis in the desired areas and then watch them expand by spreading runners to create a dense carpet. most was already brown with somegreen put it in the tank with co2 and sand with 3wpg lighting. The Hairgrass was in clear gel which easily to rinse off under the tap. When it comes to keeping dwarf hairgrass tidy and under control, this aquarium plant is about as easy as it gets. 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. I have had a tough time growing Dwarf Hairgrass in a deep tank. You might not … Update: She acts perfectly healthy! Fortunately, lighting is something you can experiment with rather easily. the other I stuck in a 5, gallon, it has proper lighting but it doesn't have a filter in it, just sand substrate, light and water. Hey all. Not by a long shot. Aquarium plants come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Grass Disease & White Blades. With dwarf hairgrass, the minimum tank size you should consider planting it in is around 10 gallons. The thick grass will give them something to swim through and feel safe. Dwarf Hair grass turning brown. Tom and Deb; May, 04, 2016 Blog, Uncategorized 1 Comment. I used leaf zone as plant food. will the yellow blades turn green? Since it uses runners to spread, you need to wait for the plant to grow enough for these to form. My Lawn is Turning WHITE! I will the shove the bunch really deep into the gravel and slowly ease the tweezer out. Update: The tank is Mr. Aqua 12 Gallons Long. I have a fancy russian dwarf hamster, and lately her fur is getting really light. This plant will naturally only grow to be a few inches tall, usually not more than half a foot. there in 5 clumps, should i make them smaller? Keep in mind that no matter where you choose to plant your dwarf hairgrass, it will need enough light to thrive (details on this down below). Over the last week or so we’ve begun getting quite a few inquiries about discoloration in our customers lawns and I wanted to take a quick moment to address the concern. i have changed my lighting to 2 15 watt CFL spiral bulbs and they should be adequate for my 10 gallon tank. If you plan on propagating dwarf hairgrass then the only thing you need is patience. View Single Post post #4 of Old 02-19-2020, 10:45 PM Thread Starter. It simply look battered up and mangled. Thread: Dwarf hairgrass turning white, please help. From planting tips to tank mates, we’ve got you covered! I thought they were dying because of lack of nutrients or something. I’ve purchased from this seller and have been very healthy and have purchased a several more now. As with any plant, dwarf hairgrass needs an optimal amount of light in order to grow and benefit your tank. There are a couple main species of this plant (eleocharis parvula and eleocharis acicularis) but for the most part the same principles apply to both. I bought a little pot of Dwarf Hairgrass about a month ago and it hasn't started You can always tell when someone is taking care of their aquatic plants or not. It is more heavily condensed in North America and Europe but can extend as far as Russia, Vietnam, Japan, and parts of South America. Should I leave them alone, allow them to brown off, and wait for the emersed leaves to grow back? I've only had her for 2 months and she is almost completely white. Its growth rate is fast but it stays fairly contained even when getting a bit on the tall side. Finnex FugeRay planted plus or Finnex StingRay? This gives you a lot of options and the luxury of having to choose between one or another. This means that instead of you doing clipping, replanting, and hoping, you simply need to wait and keep your plant healthy. 2 Answers. Dwarf hairgrass looks a lot like grass you would see in someone’s yard (just a bit more stringy). View Single Post post #1 of Old 05-27-2019, 02:27 PM Thread Starter. 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 they would in the sand. Answer Save. If i got the 48" finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium Light Plus Moonlights for... Goldfish Constipation and What I've Learned to Help, How many watts for DHG? I leave the light on almost the entire day and turn it off late at night. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about dwarf hairgrass care. At the end of each blade you’ll notice a change in the coloration from green to a more faded brown. I would drop the black phantoms, and you will be good to go. I use it for carpeting bowl and my little buddies seem to be falling in love with. Clown Loaches are one of the most popular freshwater fish in the aquarium scene. Share. I've inserted two Seachem root tabs into the sand. My tank is 29.5cm(L) by 14.5cm(B) by 19.5cm(H). Any idea why they are browning off? When it gets too tall for your liking, give it a haircut! I bought some eleocharis acicularis (dwarf hair-grass) 10 days ago and it was so green and lovely. Water temp is 80. When James did his chemical analysis on the traces, he pointed out that the Garden Direct traces were lower in iron and higher in copper than other traces. There are a surprising amount of creative directions you can take when giving your dwarf hairgrass a trim. My dwarf hamster is turning white? This can make a big difference in the health of the other life in your tank. Dwarf hairgrass needs high lighting, co2, ferts, and preferably a nutrient rich substrate. so I bought a DHG mat a few days ago, put in in the tank,it was nice and green! We’ve heard from some owners who have tried taking these runners and replanting them as an experiment, and it doesn’t work very well. I am actually thinking of removing the Dwarf Hairgrass from my tank and trying something different in the foreground. 2 months ago. Even though there’s a decent amount of interest in this plant, we think it should be way more popular than it is. Hi all, I have read some articles about "Feeding" your Dwarf Hairgrass. As long as you stick to animals that won’t tear up the substrate or snack on any plant in their path (like freshwater snails) you’ll probably be fine. However, the amazing look that this plant can bring to your tank (plus all the water benefits) make it worth taking seriously. I've had it for about a week. Dwarf hairgrass is an interesting carpeting plant because even though the growth rate is quite fast, the maximum height is on the short side. If plant leaves are turning white and dying, the underlying reason is most likely either sunscorch or powdery mildew. 5w. 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"? The plant grows in brackish waters, bogs and in humid alkaline soils. Why are my African Dwarf Frogs Dying?? What stores sell dwarf hairgrass. Shows how to seperate plugs and plant into substrate . I've had it for about a week. ), here’s why: Plants in your aquarium bring a number of amazing benefits to the rest of the life in your tank. 2 months ago. Some aquarists prefer to plant patches in different areas throughout their tank to serve as hiding spots, while others go for the complete carpet approach. In our opinion, the sweet spot is right in the middle. 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