growing hairgrass emmersed

Discussion in 'Emersed Growing' started by fourmations, 8 Aug 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    i have had no luck with hairgrass in my tank
    it grows incredibly slow and seems to be a hair algae magnet

    i love the stuff and dont want to give up entirely
    could i essentially grow a large carpet emmersed?

    im not in any hurry, could i use the few healthy bits in my tank
    to try and get it to spread emmersed

    thanks

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  2. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    thought i might have got a response on this one

    i have done some reading but what i have found
    is guys from america talking about it

    i assume their better weather gives them a head start

    rgds

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  3. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    I can see no problem with you doing it. Providing you give them everything they need then there is no reason for you to struggle. TGM grow it emmersed and it looks awesome! What is your intended setup?
     
  4. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    thanks dan

    i have a 3' tank with 90% cuba carpeting
    but would much rather hairgrass

    i planted a good bit when i started
    but lost lots to chronic algae at the start

    in an ideal world i would like to eventually
    replace the cuba with hairgrass

    i have had the same chronically slow growth rates
    that a lot of people seem to experience with hairgrass
    and it has not spread well at all

    rgds

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  5. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Have you trimmed the grass at all? What species is it?
     
  6. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    I am growing Eleocharis parvula emersed at the moment. I don`t think it likes it when the blades are stuck together with moisture but, other than that, it shouldn`t be a problem.

    Dave.
     
  7. SO19Firearms

    SO19Firearms Member

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    Definitely. I use an old comb to separate them every so often.
     
  8. greenaquascape

    greenaquascape Newly Registered

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    :D hi every one..im new here..
    my name kimkim,live in indonesia,bandung city,west java
    my english is not good..so apologize if i type it wrong or something u do not understand,,hehe

    here is my emersed hg and other aquatic plant...
    all plant use organic potting soil diy with my recipe..hehe
    direct sunlight.no roof or something else..
    so when its rainy..it came down to wet my plants

    morning spray with water
    after dark and no sunlight any more i spray again mix 10 litr water with my diy liquid fertilizer 15 ml..

    heres the picture..messy...hehe

    1.glosso
    CIMG1712_640x480.jpg
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    2.hg eleocharis accicularis
    CIMG1718_640x480.jpg

    3.mix.. hygro diformis,rosanervig,cuba,hg,ludwigia ,gloso ,stargrass
    CIMG1715_640x480.jpg

    4.mix hygro polysperma,rosanervig,star grass,cerathoperis
    CIMG1716_640x480.jpg

    5.balsamica sama hydrocotile verticilata..
    CIMG1717_640x480.jpg

    6.hydrocotile tripartita:
    CIMG1719_640x480.jpg

    7.rotala green:
    CIMG1714_640x480.jpg

    8.angustifolia:
    CIMG1720_640x480.jpg

    9.hc cuba:
    CIMG1823_640x480.jpg

    corner side in the garden...
    CIMG1836_640x480.jpg

    CIMG1837_640x480.jpg

    tq ... :D

     
  9. schruz

    schruz Member

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    WOW! I cant believe noone has actually replied to this yet! Amazing stuff Kimkim!

    Lucky you... living in a tropical climate where these plants live so well.

    Great job!
     
  10. ghostsword

    ghostsword Member

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    It is amazing he?! :)

    I cant wait to go to a hot country and grow plants outside.


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  11. greenaquascape

    greenaquascape Newly Registered

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    :D tq for your compliment..just messy garden...hehe
    heres the update still messy of course..hehe

    hg parvula
    CIMG1912_640x480.jpg

    hc cuba
    CIMG1908_640x480.jpg

    all hg inside
    CIMG1900_640x480.jpg

    hg and cuba
    CIMG1888_640x480.jpg

    :D tq
     

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