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Re: Carpet Plants

Mark said...

>Dave said...
>>A local aquarist recently gave me a clump of hairgrass, probably
>>Eleocharis parvula. It's about three inches tall and thicker than
>>a well fertilized sod. I like the look. Is anyone using this?

>Yes.  Unfortunately I have 3 bunches of this stuff and it grows rather
>tall, to the very top of the water in my 55g.  I goofed when planting it
>and selected a location fairly close to the intake of my filter.  I love
>the look, but the maintenance overwhelms me sometimes.

There are several species of hairgrass. I had E. minima previously,
but found that it was difficult to keep neat (nice floating mat for
fry though). The recently acquired species isn't much over 3 inches
-yet. It's growing in soft water (Kh = 1.5, GH = 2).

Dave Whittaker
Gloucester, Ontario
ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca