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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf hairgrass from Petco

I went to Petco yesterday and I was surprised to see live plants in little plastic bags (like the ones in tubes but in bags). Well, I've seen them before but they were plants I never heard of. But yesterday they had dwarf hairgrass, moneywort, and a couple of other types of plants in gel in little packages. The dwarf hairgrass actually looked really good (better than one time that i bought it from the tank), so I bought some. It's really small, but really healthy looking. I planted it in my tank and it looks great. I don't know if I just hit it at the right time and they just got a new shipment in (it was fairly wet inside the bag), but I was pleasantly surprised.


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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 01:19 PM
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Our Petsmart has those, the Petco has both the ones in the tubes and still had a lovely tank set up for the plants. But the ones in the bags/tubes are still the same at both stores. I agree though, I was happily surprised when I saw the DHG I immediately took it home and it grew very well in my tank! (until I had to take it down for columnaris break out)

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lucky you! i've seen those both at petsmart and petco, but every time they've been stocked they've only had crystalwort plants that were 90% melted goo so i've never chanced it.
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I got a pack and will plant it shortly and see how it goes.

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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 11:42 PM
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here you go, it was a hassle to plant it as the gel is embedded with the roots and I was not sure if I was tearing the roots or not. so I decided to plop the whole thing in and buried it with Floramax, at least enough to anchor it into the substrate. Caroline is loving it so far. Oh wrapped some java moss with craft mesh onto a little stone if you can see it behind the DHG. I also tied the hairy roots of the Annubias Compacta onto a stone and it is not wrapping around the stone yet.





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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 09:45 AM
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was there a scientific name for the dhg?
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 09:52 AM
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they sell acicularis and parvula. no belem tho (not that i have seen) but for 6.99 it was a good deal! about 3 plugs worth!
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:D thanks!
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 06:36 PM
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FYI, label info. My DHG was from PetSmart for $8.99 and have about 4" x 1" patch.

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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 06:58 PM
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thanks ^_^ I've been looking for the non belem dhgs for a taller hairgrass :D
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