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How Many Wpg For Dwarf Hairgrass In A 5g

Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by Miss Wiggle, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Miss Wiggle

    Miss Wiggle Practically perfect in every way

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    it say's on the tropica website i need medium-very high light for this

    how many wpg would that be in the 5g pfk aquacube?

    also can someone recommend a suitable substrate for a tank planted predominantly if not completely with this plant, i don't wanna go as pricey a something like ada aquasoil however as it's a small tank i won't need much so i'm not limiting myself to the cheapest of the cheap.

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  2. RadaR

    RadaR The things we do for our fish..

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    Ive got 22W over my 5 gal and the hairgrass is doing well. Im sure it would be ok with just 11W though you would have to make sure they recieved good ferts.
    A good substrate is the tropica type that goes underneath some sand/gravel or use the tetra brand.
     
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    Miss Wiggle Practically perfect in every way

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    cool thanks, i was planning on dosing flourish and flourish excel.

    i'll look into both those substrates thanks.
     
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    so would the standard 11w light be ok with flourish and flourish excel and a half decent substrate, or would i need to (get Ian to) hook up the 18w arc pod to it. It doesn't clamp onto the tank at present cos of the design of the cover glass, and as we have a jumpy betta in there we can't remove the glass altogether, it'd mean some tinkering and bodging undoubtedly!
     
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    I have 22W. Dont dose any ferts and my hairgrass has grown quite well in the two/three weeks its been in my tank. Has pretty much filled in the gaps. Ordered some more which i had today though to cover the front :)
     
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    That seems fine. Definetly worth a go.
     
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    cool, i'll try it and come back to you guys for suggestions if it all starts dying!
     

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