Jan 27, 2018 #1 Hi guys im getting this brown algae on some of my plants any ideas on what it could be and how i can stop it would be great thank you Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk . But to achieve an actual grass carpet, a little more dedication is needed. and planted the hairgrass in the center of the 10 gallon tank. Brown spots of algae are appearing on leaves and in centre of tank on the dwarf hairgrass. One type of algae in particular, hair algae, can quickly become invasive in a tank, rapidly overtaking your dwarf hairgrass. What kind of lighting do you have? And I'm only seeing scarce new shoots? And very odd question , do you have any cats or dogs? Dwarf hairgrass is a great foreground plant for those looking for a taller cover than traditional carpet plants. How do I clean out the impeller and impelker? This plant multiplies by putting out runners, which means it’ll fill out into a proper lawn soon enough. Is this brown algae? The plant produces fine grassy leaves. Remove the tops of the leaves using angled scissors to keep your lawn looking perfect and to make sure the bottom parts aren’t deprived of freshwater. brown algae. Member. Primary Navigation Menu. What type of filter do you have? i'm growing dwarf hair grass, and as you may know, dwarf hair grass requires high light to grow. Brown algae pearling? I do a 50% water change once a week and syphon the gravel every time. Like many other carpeting plants, Eleocharis acicularis does have some requirements. Due to its fine leaf structure it does have a tendency to attract algae, so water conditions need to be kept in line. Sorry I'm using my phone camera and it's not very good â¹ï¸, Those are much much better. But we can help fix this rather easily I think. Do you remove decorations during changes? Discussion in 'Plant Problems' started by Christian, Sep 5, 2017. Although this species has a shallow root system, it could actually take a while for the plant to get comfortable in the substrate depending on the conditions in your tank. Algae: Dwarf Hairgrass is highly susceptible to algae growth, especially hair algae. I have dwarf hairgrass in the foreground of most of my tank. This is an easy to grow plant and likes good fertilization. They are saying every 1-3 months in this video , I would have to look in my logs to see how often I'm actually doing this . While it looks beautiful taking over the bottom of your tank, it is also taking a lot of nutrients out of the water to grow and sustain itself. Now green hair algae suddenly appears. Brown dwarf hairgrass. Avoid keeping them with large fish such as Angelfish and Cichlids. Many. 1. I have no fish. Even more so, the grass could potentially begin to grow on top of the other plants, further restricting their uptake. 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. https://youtu.be/LYv5n0a85OY. If you just want a few tufts of grass here and there, you can probably get away with slightly lower light and not too many added nutrients. If you want to help the process out a little you can always ‘transplant’ a few leaves to the other places in your tank that have stayed bare. I think I may have accidentally brought the algae in on my anarchisð. But after the first swish or 2 I was washing in dirty water. … While it is possible to grow this grass in gravel, it is not advised. This can be a rather lengthy process and you’ll have to be careful not to damage the roots too much. In low-light conditions it will start to etiolate and grow too tall to work as a carpeting plant. 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