Everything has returned to normal, with no loss of plants or animals. Hey everyone, I recently moved house and and completly replanted. I did remove 2 plugs of the dwarf hair grass that were visibly dead and the roots were massive! UPDATE: During this week's water change I trimmed all the grass back to about an inch and a half of growth and using tweezers I did my best to remove all the dead grass. Red dwarfs, the most common type of star, keep burning until they have transformed all their hydrogen into helium, turning into a white dwarf. The first week everything was fine, but browning began in the center. Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by JadeButterfly, Jul 29, 2005. Frogbit and dwarf water lettuce for floaters. Another problem might be that your temperature is too high but I have grown carpets of hairgrass at 85F so *shrug*. There's some green left on 3 or 4 of the plugs closer to the aquarium's front. I am new here. HI Fishlore, I want to grow dwarf hairgrass as my carpeting plant, but I've heard that it doesn't do well when not in a very fine substrate, and I just have mostly regular gravel.My substrate is still roughly 40% flourite though, as I have 30 lbs of flourite and 45 lbs of gravel, but the flourite tends to be deeper down and on the bottom. I always have serious die back from carpeting plants after a few weeks. Could algae be smothering your dwarf hair grass to death? My first batch of dwarf hair grass I bought was grown out of water. Researchers found the lithium in … In low-light conditions it will start to etiolate and grow too tall to work as a carpeting plant. That would explain why your floaters were doing really well. Re: Dwarf hairgrass turning white The wood could have screwed up your CO2 if you assumed the KH was the same or pH, wood can sometime lower these and make you think the CO2 is higher than it is. Lighting Hygga auto on-off Aquarium LED (8 hours of full light - night mode only runs 2 hours before bed). I have recently (a week ago) attempted to plant a dwarf hairgrass carpet, specifically eleocharis parvula. They are browning and turning white. I ran the tank with this exact setup for about 3 months, and all the plants were doing really well. Very green. I culled my floaters on Friday after I added the Khulis and did a 30% water change. The sand is supposed to be nutrient-rich, but maybe I can try the tabs and see how they do. Fluval spec v, planted nano tank update. Crushed-up remains of large asteroids discovered in a white dwarf star could help astronomers find the universe's 'missing' lithium. Hi There Guys: I know this topic has been talked here before but I need your opinion in my specific case to see what I'm doing wrong. Dwarf hairgrass is a resilient and hardy freshwater plant that provides a number of benefits to your fish tank. It's a small stem and sort of looks like bamboo with 2 broad leaves in every segment. -Fluval 30 filter with following inserts: white foam, biomax, and carbon-10 watt LED light (temporary, ordered a new light but won't arrive for about a week)-Air stone-Added API bacteria 5 days ago when I first started the tank The move was about 2 weeks ago. I hope someone can give advice o me on this. I planted it in tropica aquasoil with seachem flourish tabs. It happened so fast I didn't even see the change. Help:/ Apr 16, 2013. It is entirely possible that the Dwarf Hairgrass that you bought from the market is not growing in your tank. The location isn't fundamentally different (no windows, no HVAC vents, no room lights), just as it was before. 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. - Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and absorb nutrients from water that are derived from fish waste. Whether you have a question to ask or a planted tank to show off, this is the place. Greenpro Dwarf Hairgrass Live Aquarium Plants Tissue Culture Cup Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations 4.3 out of 5 stars 336. Keeping some algae-eaters in your tank should help in this sector. I bought some eleocharis acicularis (dwarf hair-grass) 10 days ago and it was so green and lovely. Otherwise, NO3, but that's sort of rare with hairgrass to the point it will turn white. They were doing good for about 3 weeks. Dwarf hairgrass is available as a barefoot, potted plant or on our favorite for instant gratification a coco fiber mat. Dwarf-hairgrass turning brown!! I have started to add additional ferts today, but i am not adding C02 The plants don't seem to be doing too well, and are turning white in some areas. If there is any green left you might be able to salvage them with root tabs. To keep your Eleocharis acicularis looking its best, provide medium to high light. But this time, i would really like to have a wall of dwarf hairgrass in the back while the rest of the tank will be (hopefully) carpeted with cubas. I have culled my floating plants several times over the last 4 months; any time they get close to taking over the surface, I pull a bunch out for composting, and I leave a few big healthy individuals that restart the process. Everything in my tank seems healthy and the correct set up for the grass. Also, I got it to grow in just plain inert gravel using roottabs. CO2: 5lb canister running at about 1 drop/2 second. Commo. I will include some specific information about my aquarium below, but there will be a TL: DR and the bottom. The Dwarf Hairgrass will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. I've tried searching but can't find much. Change 3) The floaters are growing. TL: DR - My dwarf hair grass was doing fine for 3 weeks, and suddenly overnight, they have died. But some of the plugs are entirely dead. This hardy, fast-growing plant can quickly “carpet” most aquariums. It made a comeback and is going well now. I just added about 6 … my fish has white eyes too, i have treated him with maracyn plus for the time specified on the bottle and then did a water change. Hello everyone. -Dwarf hair grass (growing white fuzz and some appear to be dying)-Water temp is consistently 78 to 80 Fahrenheit. I dose fertilizer once every 2 weeks. Dwarf Hairgrass is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Also, was your dwarf hair grass grown out of water? Numerous diseases and abiotic disorders potentially impact grass, but only a few of these cause grass blades to turn light-colored or white. I drained 85-90% of the water and moved the aquarium across the room. 1. Dwarf Hair Grass, Eleocharis Parvulus Mini Dwarf Hair Grass is an extremely popular and easy to keep foreground aquarium plant that produces a grass-like lawn when provided with optimal conditions. Short how to on how I plant DHG Dwarf Hair Grass and what works for me. I use a Fluval CO2 checker, and the color is always green which, according to their documentation, means my CO2 is about 30-40ppm. I will update this thread again next week with a conclusion. It might be the substrate. Benefits of Dwarf Hairgrass. Maintenance - I do a 30% water change every 7 days and test the water parameters as frequently as I can. I just had to make room for a new 36 gallon I'll be setting up soon. And i recently started my planted tank. $15.99. Now, it seems to be dying off-- turning brown and melting all over the place. … I monitored the water parameters every day for a week and did sever small water changes (20%-30%). TL: DR - My dwarf hair grass was doing fine for 3 weeks, and suddenly overnight, they have died. They're at least a month or so old, lights are on for 7 hrs, it's very low tech, the light can be white, blue or both, I did keep it on both for a while but since I noticed it, I changed to just white incase both was too bright for them but hasn't changed at all. If these aren't met, the plant will quickly start losing its shape or fall prey to algae, which can quickly cover and suffocate it. Mini hairgrass is the shortest hairgrass variety and is a superb carpeting plant, even in low-tech systems! (Seachem Flourish). Change 2) I added 4 more Khuli loaches last Friday, bringing the total up to 7. My tank is 29.5cm(L) by 14.5cm(B) by 19.5cm(H). This leads to brown patches and very slow growth. More posts from the PlantedTank community. Like many other carpeting plants, Eleocharis acicularis does have some requirements. A place for aquatic flora and fauna enthusiasts! In other words it's is only 8.341125 litres. Substrate: Light gravel layer covered by Fluval black sand, latest Parameters: Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate: 5ppm, PH 7.5, Animals: 1 male Betta, 3 black Khuli loaches, 15-20 cherry shrimp (Don't worry, the betta and the shrimp get along fine, no chasing or violence). Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . Dwarf hairgrass is a carpet species, so it provides some services that are only shared by other carpet species. There are no algae. I had some dwarf hairgrass that also looked like this when it was newly planted. I didn't even see a change in the dwarf hair grass. Growing Dwarf hairgrass in a coarse gravel substrate. Dwarf hairgrass makes an excellent dense … It easily and quickly adapts to new growing conditions and habitats. 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