Originally Posted by Wyvern
Yea whilst this thread is going strong PewPewPew - just a quick question about my watersprite. What can I do to keep it very happy? They are planted near a flourish tab. So far they look good but I do have a little browning on the edges of the leaves. But I suspect its just the transition from the wool/gunky stuff they used to be in. Fortunately they where sold from tanks where they were fully submerged.
Also for anyone who buys hairgrass, trim it short! I did an experiment over 2 weeks with two bunches in my tank. One i trimmed the other I didnt. The trimmed one is green and already growing shoots. The other one was turning brown! So it was trimmed short as well today. What I did was just cut the stems about 2cms from the roots off and replanted it. So trim the grass it really does work!
I couldnt really say without looking at it, but certainly keep an eye on it... Ive read not to bury the stem of this plant, so if the stem has been buried, uplift it so that only the spindly roots are under the substrate. Im fairly certain that this plant is a water column feeder, so instead of root tabs, try a liquid micro and macro fertilizer.
How long have you had the sprite? Be careful, too, that it stays in a place that has constant params- like temp, pH, ammonia/nitrite levels (as constant as possible), etc, because this plant is whiney and might throw a fit if it feels "shocked".
Ive noticed that, too, in Dan's tanks-- Kept short it seems happier, at least sans cO2 and all those fancy pants things.
guys!! I accidentally unsubscribed from my own thread, gyyaaghh! I found this floating around in the habitats section and was like awww craappp >_<"
I think those lights will be ok- but I dont know much about them. Like cableguy said- maybe someone who knows a bit more can help.