This package of seeds contains the following species of aquarium plants:
- DWARF BABY TEARS
- DWARF HAIRGRASS
- MARSILEA MINUTA
- ANUBIAS NANA
- PYGMY CHAIN SWORD
- DWARF SAGITTARIA
- It makes an excellent foreground aquarium plant.
- It is easy to care for and the seeds grow quickly.
- The seeds are very small so just one order can fill a large area within the aquarium.
- Buying these plants in seed form is one of the best deals for having live plants in your tank.
- Creates lush green patches, helping to create a more natural environment for your aquatic life.
- Once sprouted, it grows very quickly.
How to Germinate the Seeds
Each packet with cover 20×20 cm of area. You will need to spread the seeds evenly in a tank without water. Then add sand or mud substrate (so the seeds will not float) ontop of the seeds. Add water so that the substrate is moist. Once the seeds begin to sprout at 1-2 cm above the surface you can gradually add more water.
Step 1: Optimal Conditions
Here are the optimal conditions you’ll want to strive for in your aquarium:
- Water Conditions: 70-83° F @ pH 6.5-7.5
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Nutrients/Ferts: Nutrient-Heavy substrate with Fert dosing
- CO2: Not required, but best for optimal growth
While Dwarf Hairgrass grows in a variety of conditions, these are the optimal conditions for the fastest growth & healthiest carpet. If you’re looking for the fastest, most healthy growth, it’s also important to get a few other things right:
This plant thrives in a nutrient-rich substrate. While it’s not critical to its success, you’ll have the best results in your tank with a good substrate. (This applies to all sorts of plants, including Dwarf Hairgrass.)
If you’re going to have a carpet in your planted tank, especially a Dwarf Hairgrass carpet, you’ll probably want to use some sort of CO2 system. Whether that’s DIY or pressurized is up to your budget, but I’ve seen both work quite well for carpets.
Not only is this vital for Dwarf Hairgrass, it’s also pretty much a required for healthy planted tanks. Getting as much CO2 and nutrients to the Hairgrass is vital to get that explosive growth for the carpet. As a bonus, this also keeps your carpet (and substrate) clean, as well as hindering algae growth in between the hairgrass.