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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

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    This weekend bought 10 pcs of Red shrimp & 10pcs of Tiger shrimps


    Added a Christmas moss wall
    Hopefully spreads out evenly

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Red shrimps are OK, but the tiger shrimps all died one by one


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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    nice carpet!

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by dapr0digy View Post
    nice carpet!
    Thanks

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Where do you buy the tiger shrimps?

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Goalkeeper View Post
    Where do you buy the tiger shrimps?
    I bought from sea view formerly known as Nanayang Aquarium but none of them survived

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank


    New Addition

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank


    Hairgrass has turned bit yellow after trimming. The untrimmed areas still look green
    I have increased the co2..hope the hairgrass will recover, next time will not do any trimming

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    Hellp help...
    There are some weed like plants growing between my hair grass..I tried pulling them one by one..but there are too many
    I trimmed the hair grass thinking I will get rid of the unwanted plant too..but they seem to be growing even faster than hair grass
    Anyone has faced this problem?
    Or have a solution?


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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Looks like the hairgrass came with some Riccia fluitans that hitchhiked into your tank. Riccia is a very fast growing plant, while some people use them as plants in certain aquascapes, others find them as pest weeds that tend to tangle up with other plants and crowd them out (like in your case).

    Some info on them: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ails.php?id=99

    Seems the only way to get rid of them is to just try to manually remove as much of the strands as you can, though its a uphill task. Even just a tiny bit if riccia left will eventually grow out alot again. Usually once you have riccia in a tank, its almost impossible to get rid of it unless you totally restart the tank with new plants.
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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Thanks UA for quick reply...yes I have pesky riccia & something similar to riccia...they grow really fast.
    Yes I was thinking of restarting but even if I restart..there is always a possibility a small part of it comes in the new tank & the whole thing will start again

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    there seems like having some moss around too?
    if you have riccia in other parts of the tank, I don't think you can do much...
    try using a brush to remove them... might be easier.

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    there seems like having some moss around too?
    if you have riccia in other parts of the tank, I don't think you can do much...
    try using a brush to remove them... might be easier.

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    I just hope it's not cladophora algae, which grows v fast, looks like Moss and is not slimy. I had it in my previous tank and failed getting rid of them, finally had to overhaul.

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    This looks a lot like riccia, just most plant like green unlike ricia

    Thinking of overhauling...just worried it might grow back in the new tank again...since just a small part is needed to get it transferred to the new tank


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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by fireblade View Post
    there seems like having some moss around too?
    if you have riccia in other parts of the tank, I don't think you can do much...
    try using a brush to remove them... might be easier.
    I tried removing with hand...they grow faster than I can remove...brush would just uproot all the hair grass...
    Might consider restarting...
    It's a lot of work to start again...& Doesn't guarantee the riccia/weed doesn't somehow make its way back into the tank

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Your Feb photos showed you had a few riccia? on the left side of the tank? Seems it grew alot more in your May photos, left side as well. Or is that a different plant? If it is, you didn't remove it then?


    In place of a brush, maybe use a fine comb. Riccia gets entangled between plants and is a nightmare to remove. Even worst than algae seeing numourous comments on various forums. Use a small tube and siphon them out daily if possible. 2FT tank is small and it's easier to manage, plus your tank don't have much hard scape.


    If really restarting, What UA means is to use new plants. I believe it is refering to tissue cultures. Tank would need to be cleanse... purge... etc. Clean slate.

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by torque6 View Post
    Your Feb photos showed you had a few riccia? on the left side of the tank? Seems it grew alot more in your May photos, left side as well. Or is that a different plant? If it is, you didn't remove it then?


    In place of a brush, maybe use a fine comb. Riccia gets entangled between plants and is a nightmare to remove. Even worst than algae seeing numourous comments on various forums. Use a small tube and siphon them out daily if possible. 2FT tank is small and it's easier to manage, plus your tank don't have much hard scape.


    If really restarting, What UA means is to use new plants. I believe it is refering to tissue cultures. Tank would need to be cleanse... purge... etc. Clean slate.
    Thank torque
    These weeds look like riccia, but they are darker than the lime green coloured riccia..& they grow faster than riccia, much faster than I can remove...
    If I try to remove too much...all the hair grass comes along with it.
    Only solution I can think is restart, with new plants.
    Anyone has step by step instructions...do I need to dry my ADA before restarting?
    Thanks for all the replies.
    Been hell trying to remove the pesky weed


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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Normally is tank hit with BGA, hair algae, BBA etc, chemical war fare then tear down after losing battle. First time I see hobbyist restart because of weed.....

    Instead of restarting, you can lower photo period to sync with lower ferts and co2, then remove the weed daily since now it doesn't grow that fast, unless of course the weed is entangled in the hair grass and is hard to remove.

    You can restart if the tank has more than the weed problem. Noticed that your DHG bottom hair all clog with hair algae. Did they recover from the last trim or still stayed brown?

    By the way, where did you buy the hair grass from ?

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    Re: 2Ft Hairgrass Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by torque6 View Post
    Normally is tank hit with BGA, hair algae, BBA etc, chemical war fare then tear down after losing battle. First time I see hobbyist restart because of weed.....

    Instead of restarting, you can lower photo period to sync with lower ferts and co2, then remove the weed daily since now it doesn't grow that fast, unless of course the weed is entangled in the hair grass and is hard to remove.

    You can restart if the tank has more than the weed problem. Noticed that your DHG bottom hair all clog with hair algae. Did they recover from the last trim or still stayed brown?

    By the way, where did you buy the hair grass from ?
    I don't see much hair algae. It's just the weed all between the hair grass...I tried pulling out manually, but I just end up pulling out all the hair grass as well.
    Few weeks ago I trimmed all the hair grass hoping I can get all the weed out...the hair grass grew back & the weed grew even faster.
    Restarting the tank seems the best option, since nothing else seems to work.
    It's just a lot of work transferring the live stock drying the ADA substrate & replanting new bunch of hair grass

    Fyi: I got my hairgrass from That aquarium, Y618. Later I got Christmas moss Matt from nanyang. Not sure where I got the weed from

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