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Dwarf Hairgrass

Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by Rlon35, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Rlon35

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    This is planted in my tank in clumps, though I realize I should have thineed it out and spear it more. At any rate, it is spreading well thus far. It is too long, however. So, here's my question:

    Should I trim it down now? Will that aid or prevent spreading. And, when I trim it, can I go as low as I want???
     
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    I imagine it mows like grass. I wouldn't go too low. How low are you talking?
     
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    From what I've read trimming dwarf grass promotes growth. Certainly at the planting stange. You tend to get it to grow out rather that up. I am currently trimming mine, tho that is more to do with removing pesky algae! but the trimming doesn't seem to be doing the grass any harm.
     
  4. Rlon35

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    I think I'll cut it down to an inch or so first, then see if I can go even lower...
     
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    What do you want? A putting green? :lol: I always thought that a golf course would be the coolest thing for a Nature style Planted aquarium, but it would have to be a pretty large tank with a big footprint for it to be truely successful.

    Seriously, and inch should be fine.

    llj
     
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    Yeah, you dont really want to obsess over the length of every blade. It all depends on the "effect" you are trying to achieve.
     

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