Yes mate. I only used 3 pots of Tropica HC and 1 pot of hairgrass. It took around 3 weeks to get 100% coverage. And that's with 2 x T5 and 6 hour photoperiod.jay said:Did you plant the HC by stem?
Thanks, Fred.Fred Dulley said:Nice!
Eagerly looking forward to seeing a FTS. For two reasons.
1. Isn't this your first proper 60cm Iwagumi?
2. The use of ADA products.
3weeks to get full overage
George Farmer said:As usual, initially I found the individual HC stems growing upward. I let them do this for a few days, then prune them back to near the substrate, re-planting any areas I feel need it. It then carpets much better, tighter and faster.
I am now pruning the entire lawn every week to keep it in shape. I can honestly say it's the healthiest planting I've ever seen in any of my tanks.
I'd wait a few days, just so the HC is rooted better.Superman said:Is it best to prune back to the substrate as soon as possible, or would you wait a week or so after planting for the HC to establish itself in the substrate?
Any tips would be appreciated as I'd like a nice carpet nice and quick!