For my new project this spring, I plan on making the whole bottom surface of my 20 gallon tank, dwarf hair grass. Although I just read a few basic info, and that it could attract algae and need medium-high lighting. I was wondering how to prevent algae from occuring by this plant and is 2.75wpg enough lighting to grow the plant?
Frequent small water changes (twice per week) plus dosing with FLOURISH EXCEL will really help in the start-up phase when hairgrass is most vulnerable to algae infestation as the initial blades (often immersed form) die off and give way to the new growth. You can ease up after things are well-established.
Yeah I have a bottle of flourish excel. Indeed it takes time to carpet, although I want to get a large amount like 10 or so to fill up. I believe this will be a mound aquascape, having a centered view on the tank. I will post a journal when I begin this process.
to encourage grow, seperate the pot into 10 pieces each and plant about 2 in apart, cut some of the top so it'll grow faster and provide iron i find that it like iron. trimmings are only usable if it has roots.