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Old 06-02-2007, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have ordered some Dwarf Hairgrass what is the best way to get this out of the pot and be able to plant it in my tank?
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Very carefully!... Just remove the plant with wool from the plastic pot. The roots may be entangled around the bottom of the pot. If so you can cut some of the roots off and then cut the pot to remove it. After it is removed then start to peel away the wool from the plant. When the majority of the wool is removed, then run it under some tap water to loosen the rest up. This way most of the wool can be gotten out between the blades. Then separate the blades and plant. A royal PITA!



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I thought you planted it in clumps like it comes. So I should pull every blade out individually and plant?
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Well it should seperate out into small clumps of maybe 5 blades to one root ball. Then spread them out over the foregorund
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ok I will do that then
will it take over the foregrounds then?
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How long will this take to take over and make a nice carpet? I order 3 pots for my 29 gallon tank. I am running a USA Light with 130 watts.
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It grows fairly fast in my experience... after the initial planting, I'd say within 3 weeks you will see dramatic growth.
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K thanks for the comment.
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I also have a question about hairgrass, which I didn't see nessecary to start a new thread for: I've planted my dwarf hairgrass in a 2.5g tank, with DIY C02, and 20watts of light, but my filter (A cheap-o Tetra Whisper 10) seems to be uprooting the grass, as I continously see strands in the intake. I was wondering if it was alright to turn off the filter for a while, in order to let the roots sort of take hold?
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