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Small low growing grasses?

Discussion in 'Planted Aquarium Journals' started by Russjw, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:58 AM.

  1. Russjw

    Russjw Fish Fanatic

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    20190911_182157.jpg Hi TFF,

    I want to get some small grass to dot in a few areas of my tank. ( near front )

    I dont want it to spread like a carpet or grow really high. Does anyone know if there is such a grass that will suit what im looking for?

    Thank you
     
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    Dwarf hairgrass in containers? But anubias nana petite would look good there.
     
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    Thats a good shout Naughts :good:i wouldnt mind small plants instead.

    Can you plant anubias nana petite straight in the substrate?
     
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    No - but you can superglue it to a rock and bury most of the rock.
     
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    Oh right might give that one a miss then for where i want to cover. Option in the future tho for my driftwood maybe :good:
     
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    Dwarf hairgrass grows about 6” tall and spreads well. If you don’t want it to spread you can contain it in a pot. I have some in one of my tanks and it’s pretty easy to care for. You can trim the front, leaving it longer in the back to add some more visibility and dimension if you do let it spread. Just be aware if you have other plants it can outcompete them for nutrients and take over.
     
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    Thanks Guy's,

    Does anyone know what Blyxa Japonica's
    like for growth?

    Might see if i can find some small pots to submerge in my sand like you suggested to stop the grass spreading.

    Would something like these work? (Thinking there smaller than a pot) 20190912_111652.jpg
     

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    dwarf subulata, or some hair grass might look nice.
     
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