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Dwarf Hair Grass (Elocharis Acicularis)

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Dwarf Hair Grass (Elocharis Acicularis)

Post by guppyguy on Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:11 pm

Dwarf Hairgrass or eleocharis acicularis is a stunning foreground plant when all grown in. It looks very similar to other hairgrass species such as Eleocharis parvula. However, eleocharis acicularis grows twice as tall (15 cm) than Eleocharis parvula (6 cm).
Dwarf hairgrass forms a lush, grassy carpet when provided with high light and carbon dioxide. In those conditions, its will expand at a moderate growth and spread through runners. Propagation is through splitting the runners. The blades of the plant will grow to a height of 6 inches (15 cm). The roots will penetrate approximately 1/4 inch deep and stretch through fine grain substrates. In shallow water or emersed growth, this plant will produce oval flowers at the tips of the stems.

Most aquascapers will place dwarf hairgrass in the foreground or midground areas of the aquarium. This will form a grass like appearance to the aquascape which can either balance well with against rocks, or other carpet foreground plants such as hemianthus callitrichoides, glossostigma elatinoides, or sagittaria subulata. This plant can also be used as ascents to an aquascape, by strategically placing small patches of the plant among rock crevasses or other plants such as riccia fluitians. In nano tank this plant makes a great background plant. A beautiful addition to the planted tank.  Cool

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Re: Dwarf Hair Grass (Elocharis Acicularis)

Post by alexmtl on Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:15 pm

Definitely looks way better than the algae that I grow. Great looking plant guppyguy !
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Re: Dwarf Hair Grass (Elocharis Acicularis)

Post by guppyguy on Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:55 pm

alexmtl wrote:Definitely looks way better than the algae that I grow. Great looking plant guppyguy !

haha thanks Alex. Wink

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Re: Dwarf Hair Grass (Elocharis Acicularis)

Post by Biulu on Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:45 pm

I never heard of this type of eleocharis. Thanks!
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Post by guppyguy on Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:54 pm

Biulu wrote:I never heard of this type of eleocharis. Thanks!

Your very welcome. Very Happy

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