Eleocharis acicularis, also known as Dwarf Hairgrass, is native to North America and is a fast growing species with long, light green, grass-like leaves that will eventually form a dense "carpet" over substrate. Hi Guys, I am new to planted tanks. HI Fishlore, I want to grow dwarf hairgrass as my carpeting plant, but I've heard that it doesn't do well when not in a very fine substrate, and I just have mostly regular gravel.My substrate is still roughly 40% flourite though, as I have 30 lbs of flourite and 45 lbs of gravel, but the flourite tends to be deeper down and on the bottom. Compatibility of Dwarf Hairgrass. Generally, Dwarf Hairgrass does not have any compatibility issues with most aquatic species, barring a few. For the Dwarf Hairgrass, the temperature should always remain between 50 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Because the dwarf hairgrass plant is so hardy, it will hold up well to a variety of conditions. The internet has me confused on a few things but what’s been really bugging me is if the dwarf hairgrass requires CO2 or not. However I realised that the hairgrass I tried using for carpeting was Eleocharis Acicularis, which is a harder to keep/demanding variant of the usual/common hairgrass, Eleocharis Parvula. Am I expecting too much to soon? Eleocharis parvula) is one of the best aquarium plants, if you need to create a ‘real lawn’ in a tank. You should get EP instead and if that doesn't work, I'd recommend Dwarf … I don’t have a CO2 set up but have it in my tank. I had the same problem with Dwarf Hairgrass. hi there i have gone and bought dwarf hair grass (not alot) and it has been planted in my tank i was wondering if there are any tips on growing this plant and any experience people have had with this. For the water’s pH and hardness, it should be between 6.5 and 7.5 pH and 2 to 10 KH. This does not make them “easy” aquarium plants. I bought a little pot of Dwarf Hairgrass about a month ago and it hasn't started spreading at all. It is better suited to larger tanks, as it does have a tendency to small. i really like the texture of the plant and really want it to take of in my tanks and would really want to succeed with this plant Dwarf Hairgrass native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility. The leaves of most other aquatic plants are prone to get nipped by fish and other species, but the long strands of Dwarf Hairgrass are usually exempted from this danger. It was slow going at first but has really picked up of late. I split my hairgrass into little clumps of 7-10 blades each and planted them and put them under light for 13 hours a day. Requirements for the Dwarf Hairgrass. I'm not using root tabs but instead using EI dosing. When you plant your dwarf hairgrass, start by coating the bottom of your aquarium in substrate. Oh I didn't have CO2 until today (DIY method), and I add TetraPlant FloraPride every other week or so. Water – Keeping the water at appropriate levels is absolutely necessary for keeping your plant happy and healthy. Tank specs: 60cm x 30cm x 36cm CO2: 2 bps up-aqua inline diffuser on solenoid timing same with lights Temp: 26-28C fan cooled Lighting: 2 x up-aqua pro-led-z-20 8hrs daily Substrate: ANS Planta green label anubis, micro sword, and dwarf hairgrass.I just added 7 ember tetras after this photo and there is a narite snail in the tank. This is a representative of coastal-aquatic vegetation, which natural habitat spreads all over the world and this fact consequently shows that the plant is easy to keep. But if you want to put in the time, effort, and – occasionally – money, the results are phenomenal. Dwarf hairgrass is one of the easiest carpeting plants to grow. One thing you can do is to cut it to about 1.5 - 2 inches. 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