Sad about gravel

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I’m kinda sad about using gravel for my substrate with all the plants in there.

I really hope they can take root. Things like the DHG someone said would take a lot longer to proliferate, and I wonder if at all.
 

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I have my plants in inert gravel and with proper fertilization they are doing great. I plan on adding a CO2 injection system down the road which should also help substantially. I’m not familiar with DHG though
 
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Dwarf Hairgrass....it is for carpeting. I just learned how to plant it this weekend:) it will be beautiful, but the runners will take longer in the gravel
 

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Yea, sorry I meant I’ve never tried to grow DHG. I would imagine you need a decently strong light
 

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Thing with dhg is it’s at the bottom of the tank. So it needs a light that can get down that deep. Also most who carpet plants use co2. I prefer gravel. It lasts forever and the roots can dig into it. How big is the gravel you used. Mine is 1/8”. The smaller the better.
 
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It is in a 20L and the light is strong. My gravel is a little less than 1/8th
 

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