Dwarf hairgrass help?!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by mikee86, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. mikee86

    mikee86Valued MemberMember

    Planted dwarf hairgrass a month ago give or take. Not much growth outwards but more upwards. Ammonia nitrite nitrate phosphorous and PH are in check. I have hard water about 150ppm gh and 200ppm kh. The water is high in calcium. I dose it with liquid fert and the hairgrass is planted in quality substrate. Tank is co2 injected during the day and run a finnex planted tank cliplight. More than enough light for a 5.5 gal tank. Any help or suggestions?


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  2. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    If it's growing up and not out, you don't have enough light. It also needs something a bit stronger than a liquid fert. Dry ferts, high light, and pressurized CO2 will get a carpet.

    What are you using to inject CO2? What kind of substrate?
     
  3. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    BDpups has prior experience with this I think.


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  4. kidster9700

    kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    i'm having a similar issue with mine. the roots aren't growing out enough to keep it anchored, either.
     
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    mikee86

    mikee86Valued MemberMember

    Yea idk it puts out about 7000


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  6. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    7000 what?What are you using to inject CO2? What kind of substrate?
     
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    mikee86

    mikee86Valued MemberMember

    Kelvin. I use a fluval 20g co2 3 times a day. Caribsea ecocomplete substrate


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  8. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    How many bubbles per second?


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    mikee86

    mikee86Valued MemberMember

    Fluval 20g does go off a bubble counter it has a slow release diffuser


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    Does not go off a bubble counter*


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  10. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    You have a good substrate for DHG.

    But the Kelvin temp is not what determines how powerful your light is. It is just the color spectrum of the bulb. You need to know the PAR rating for the light since it's a LED. I look around a bit and can't find it. Do you have the box, or anyway of knowing the PAR rating?

    I'm not at all familiar with the Fluval CO2 kits. Do you have a drop checker? Do you know if you have 30ppm of CO2 in the tank?
     
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    mikee86

    mikee86Valued MemberMember

    I can get the PAR in a minute. The CO2 is rated for a 15 gal tank. No drop checker.


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    mikee86

    mikee86Valued MemberMember

    At 10" depth it's about 35-42 par


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