TL: DR - My dwarf hair grass was doing fine for 3 weeks, and suddenly overnight, they have died. They usually come back after a while, but in gravel it will take much longer for the roots to grow out. More posts from the PlantedTank community. Very green. Dwarf Hairgrass is a smaller version of the ever-popular giant hair grass. We are after as many aquarium plant images that we can get, doing so will assist us in completing the aquarium plant database. I use a Fluval CO2 checker, and the color is always green which, according to their documentation, means my CO2 is about 30-40ppm. Frogbit and dwarf water lettuce for floaters. Hi all, Does anyone know why my dwarf water lettuce is turning white? This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The substrate is only a thin layer of gravel, as a single layer of pea-size gravel under about a 1.5-inch layer of the Fluval sand. The location isn't fundamentally different (no windows, no HVAC vents, no room lights), just as it was before. Also, was your dwarf hair grass grown out of water? this stinks! This leads to brown patches and very slow growth. It might be the substrate. - Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and absorb nutrients from water that are derived from fish waste. If so, it could just be melting. 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. I gave it a little 'hair cut' a yesterday, and now its turning brown! There are no algae. Dwarf-hairgrass turning brown!! One of our favorite foreground plants, Dwarf hairgrass is the shorted of the eleocharis acicularis variety. Everything in my tank seems healthy and the correct set up for the grass. I drained 85-90% of the water and moved the aquarium across the room. They might have been fine for a while, but without root tabs I don't know if they were really accessing the ferts you added to the water column. Dwarf Hairgrass, however, is a little more difficult and requires co2 to properly carpet. I have some dwarf hairgrass on the foreground (eleocharis acicularis) which looks to me like it's being eaten by my two small blue rams. This species uses runners to propagate and will spread out in a thick carpet of grass. It seemed to take close to a month for it to turn green & adjust well. Nevertheless the tank is not a new one. Red dwarfs, the most common type of star, keep burning until they have transformed all their hydrogen into helium, turning into a white dwarf. It made a comeback and is going well now. I have a 10 gallon Top Fin kit that I bought from PetSmart. 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. 1. Commo. My tank is 29.5cm(L) by 14.5cm(B) by 19.5cm(H). This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect. They were doing good for about 3 weeks. Mini hairgrass is the shortest hairgrass variety and is a superb carpeting plant, even in low-tech systems! It was sold to packaging out of the water with the gel stuff around the roots. And i recently started my planted tank. I dose fertilizer once every 2 weeks. The plant grows in brackish waters, bogs and in humid alkaline soils. 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. 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. I think it is most likely, as suggested in the comments, that the plants were grown immersed and needed dieback to start growing again. I'm not sure about the specific PAR, but I'd say the light is a medium intensity. Dwarf hairgrass is a carpet species, so it provides some services that are only shared by other carpet species. Now, it seems to be dying off-- turning brown and melting all over the place. Hey everyone, I recently moved house and and completly replanted. Sometimes, you will notice that the grass has become home to hair algae, which is a result of excess light and nitrates. I always have serious die back from carpeting plants after a few weeks. Change 2) I added 4 more Khuli loaches last Friday, bringing the total up to 7. But today (Tuesday), I woke up and saw that almost all of the hair grass was dying/dead. The sand is supposed to be nutrient-rich, but maybe I can try the tabs and see how they do. - Your plants are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. The first week everything was fine, but browning began in the center. Fast forward to now, I made some recent changes to my tank, and I can't identify what's killing them. TL: DR - My dwarf hair grass was doing fine for 3 weeks, and suddenly overnight, they have died. The best way to plant Dwarf Hairgrass is to separate it into a few clumps and plant it a few inches apart so they spread out quickly. Similar Threads - Dwarf hairgrass turning, https://barrreport.com/threads/aquatic-plant-images-wanted.14374/, (You must log in or sign up to post here. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Also you can find it in North Africa (Egypt) and South America (Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela). I saw a lot of good growth, mostly just upwards ( no carpeting). I will include some specific information about my aquarium below, but there will be a TL: DR and the bottom. About a month ago, I added a few starters of dwarf hair grass. also, my white eye is not caused by overstocking b/c my tank is simply not overstocked and i water change 35-40% every other week. I typically stay at the levels stated above with some ups and downs in Nitrates. I did remove 2 plugs of the dwarf hair grass that were visibly dead and the roots were massive! Dwarf Hairgrass is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. You can grow dwarf hairgrass in a coarse substrate such as gravel, but there are a couple of things to consider: The hairgrass will have a slightly harder time to form a carpet in gravel, as its runners won’t spread as easily as … Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . Whether you have a question to ask or a planted tank to show off, this is the place. I ran the tank with this exact setup for about 3 months, and all the plants were doing really well. How to work with TC plants. It happened so fast I didn't even see the change. I just had to make room for a new 36 gallon I'll be setting up soon. The dwarf hairgrass have lots of different uses. They are browning and turning white. any other ideas what could be ailing our fish? 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. I want to say it's a cardinal plant. Eleocharis parvula is a plant from circumboreal region: it is encountered in Eurasia and from North America up to Central America. As the title implies, my attempt at dry starting Dwarf Hairgrass went completely awry. My first batch of dwarf hair grass I bought was grown out of water. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. First, it has several practical uses. When you initially add the plugs you can expect a bit of die-back as they adjust to your water parameters. What am I missing? Dwarf Hair grass turning brown. The move was about 2 weeks ago. It oxygenates the water, helps to control nitrate levels and remove pollutants. Known for being an aquatic grass, Dwarf Hair Grass features thin, bright green blades that spread horizontally by sending out runners. Help:/ Apr 16, 2013. 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 culled my floaters on Friday after I added the Khulis and did a 30% water change. I will update this thread again next week with a conclusion. 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. Dwarf hairgrass is a resilient and hardy freshwater plant that provides a number of benefits to your fish tank. Mini Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis “Mini”) is a very popular foreground plant for the serious freshwater aquarium. Greenpro Dwarf Hairgrass Live Aquarium Plants Tissue Culture Cup Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations 4.3 out of 5 stars 336. - You get 1 Dwarf Hairgrass tissue culture aquarium plant - Cup size 2.5" cup. I bought some eleocharis acicularis (dwarf hair-grass) 10 days ago and it was so green and lovely. 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. Plants: dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis parvula) I just added about 6 … There's some green left on 3 or 4 of the plugs closer to the aquarium's front. I hope someone can give advice o me on this. A place for aquatic flora and fauna enthusiasts! Dwarf hairgrass needs high lighting, co2, ferts, and preferably a nutrient rich substrate. I upgraded the filtration and lighting early on, and it has been running cycled for about 4 months. 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. Alright. CO2: 5lb canister running at about 1 drop/2 second. It simply look battered up and mangled. In low-light conditions it will start to etiolate and grow too tall to work as a carpeting plant. I imagine it might be super difficult for hair grass to weave their delicate roots through gravel under the weight of sand. Maintenance - I do a 30% water change every 7 days and test the water parameters as frequently as I can. Lighting Hygga auto on-off Aquarium LED (8 hours of full light - night mode only runs 2 hours before bed). I've only had it for a couple of weeks, and It was doing really well, and then I went to work yesterday, and when I got home, the grass was withering away, and a few patches are almost completely dead. $15.99. It's a small stem and sort of looks like bamboo with 2 broad leaves in every segment. Dwarf hairgrass makes an excellent dense … Could algae be smothering your dwarf hair grass to death? Next. Everything has returned to normal, with no loss of plants or animals. In other words it's is only 8.341125 litres. Press J to jump to the feed. I have recently (a week ago) attempted to plant a dwarf hairgrass carpet, specifically eleocharis parvula. (Seachem Flourish). Ill is pulling them out when I get home today. Benefits of Dwarf Hairgrass. If plant leaves are turning white and dying, the underlying reason is most likely either sunscorch or powdery mildew. But some of the plugs are entirely dead. So far, I have seen no change in the water parameters; all other animals and plants are healthy. To keep your Eleocharis acicularis looking its best, provide medium to high light. Keeping some algae-eaters in your tank should help in this sector. 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. Member. - Photo are not actual plant you get but they are some sample of our stock. -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 Fluval spec v, planted nano tank update. Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by JadeButterfly, Jul 29, 2005. Another problem might be that your temperature is too high but I have grown carpets of hairgrass at 85F so *shrug*. Growing Dwarf hairgrass in a coarse gravel substrate. Otherwise, NO3, but that's sort of rare with hairgrass to the point it will turn white. Lots of small round leaves. so I bought a DHG mat a few days ago, put in in the tank,it was nice and green! I'll be starting on a nano tank tomorrow and normally it doesn't bother me when plants start to 'mix' with each other's planted areas. Grass Disease & White Blades. Short how to on how I plant DHG Dwarf Hair Grass and what works for me. I can see that you have 2 of the 4 but your light is probably too high above the tank to reach the hairgrass, maybe lower it 6"? 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. Change 3) The floaters are growing. Also, I got it to grow in just plain inert gravel using roottabs. Like many other carpeting plants, Eleocharis acicularis does have some requirements. 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). This hardy, fast-growing plant can quickly “carpet” most aquariums. Scoutsfish. If there is any green left you might be able to salvage them with root tabs. I am new here. 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