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Eleocharis acicularis (dwarf hairgrass)

Price:  £2.99

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Dimensions: Maximum height 15cm
Model: P2020623
Manufacturer: Aquafleur
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Originating from South America this versatile foreground aquarium plant is easy to grow - common name of hair grass, dwarf hairgrass or needle spikerush (the last one being less common). It's also found in Europe, parts of Asia, North America, South America and Australia - so widespread!

Provide it with CO2 and watch it throw out runners and spread through your aquarium quickly. However in a low tech tank (non CO2) it still grows easily, just not as quickly. Looks best when planted in groups and to work out how much you need, one pot per 15cm2 is sufficient. Once planted avoid trimming until you can see visible roots - then you can trim heavily, down to a few cm for the best effect.

If you receive this plant with short tiny spikes, it will only display these in shallow water. These flowers are less than 5mm in diameter and 6mm long and are sharply pointed and is indicative of the environment the plant would normally be found in (marshes/bogs etc).

Date Added: 23/08/2016 by David Grounds
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Nice plant.

Date Added: 16/08/2016 by Sam McArthur
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Fantastic condition and split well and has rooted in nicely and already spreading plus my dwarf chain loaches aren't digging it up which is a huge bonus. Great delivery as always (not my first time buying this but didnt review before as I was an idiot and stripped all the rock wool off and it just wouldnt stay in the substrate) Thanks for the video on here showing how to plant up carpet plants much less stressful.

Date Added: 21/07/2016 by Alicja Poklek
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Very good species plant, shipping well protected.

Date Added: 23/06/2016 by Cliff Robinson
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Growing well fish love it.

Date Added: 04/06/2016 by Joan Best
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great plenty in pot to do the bottom of tank and service from AA is excellent as always ty

Date Added: 02/06/2016 by Steven hadfield
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exellent plants

Date Added: 01/06/2016 by Alexis Dixon
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Healthy plants and are doing great.

Date Added: 22/05/2016 by Graham Murdoch
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The dwarf hair grass grew very quickly and within a week was about 75mm long have trimmed one pot but found it near impossible to plant the cuttings, will need to wait and see how it responds

Date Added: 28/04/2016 by Stephen Wilson
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Gr8 plant, arrived in perfect condition.

Date Added: 27/04/2016 by Alexis Dixon
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Looking to make a carpet from this. Looks superb in my tank. Very healthy plant and fast delivery as always.

Date Added: 21/04/2016 by Cat Mellis
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Great plant I now have a lovely lawn. I hate the stuff its grown in, it takes ages to pick it off and you damage so much of the root when you do it. I planted about twenty of these plants (400 litre tank) and it all takes ages.

Date Added: 21/04/2016 by James Henery
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Brought this for the foreground and its growing really well been in my tank for over 6 weeks and looking well .

Date Added: 12/04/2016 by Keith Allie
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very lovely plant looks great around my dragon stone

Date Added: 21/03/2016 by Rosie Stafford
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generous portion, great quality, have had it in the tank about a month now and it is carpeting well, really happy with it

Date Added: 10/03/2016 by Robert Mcfall
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Great product I've used this before and can't wait to see the results again. Nice plant and quick delivery

Date Added: 01/03/2016 by Jon Lethbridge
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Very healthy generously sized plants with good root structure. Within a week they have all begun to send up new growth shoots so will rapidly form the desired carpet effect although they look stunning as isolated tufts alternatively. Also well packaged and delivered promptly.

Date Added: 23/02/2016 by Allan Lockwood
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Plants were packed well and arrived the next day. Excellent, thank you.

Date Added: 20/09/2015 by STEPHEN BAYLEY
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excellent healthy plants, by far the best site for plants, looks great when placed by rocks

Date Added: 01/09/2015 by Chris Prince
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Love it simple as. An awesome addition to any aquarium so easy to split and plant I got 6 tubs for my 250ltr and had enough left for my 125ltr been in over a week now and still bright green and lush just waiting for the runners now lol

Date Added: 08/05/2015 by Mark Vorster
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the packaging was sufficient for the needs of the plant, the plant was in great condition and now looks great in my tank. Cheers

Date Added: 08/04/2015 by Mark Harris
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Arrived in great condition.

Date Added: 02/02/2015 by Luc Le Gall
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Great plant . Arrived in perfect condition . Will order again no doubt . Thanks .

Date Added: 17/01/2015 by Ian Armstrong
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excellent addition to my tank good strong plant delivery was very quick and packed to keep plant good condition will use again

Date Added: 08/10/2014 by Brian Jones
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plant delivered nice and fresh and in perfect condition well done

Date Added: 22/09/2014 by Mark Heseltine
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really nice plant plenty there for the price paid, really happy.

Date Added: 13/09/2014 by Paulo Bastos
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Great service and item. Have the plant for 2 weeks and already growing with some leaves up to 12cm height. Starting spreading.will need trimming soon.

Date Added: 08/08/2014 by Grzegorz Wybraniec
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plant in good condition and very fast shipping thanks :)

Date Added: 27/07/2014 by Ashley Dandy
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Good product, just wish my bunch of 'grass' had a slight bit more depth to it but I am sure it will grow in no time. Overall happy with the purchase.

Date Added: 08/07/2014 by Rhona Port
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I love this little grass, I've only had mine for a few days and it has already grown an inch! It arrived promptly with everything else I ordered and was in very good condition. I may consider getting more but for now I want to see how this little gem spreads. :)

Date Added: 28/06/2014 by Dan Anthony
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Nice product, fair price, excellent customer service. Will buy from AE again. Very satisfied.

Date Added: 15/05/2014 by Ian Bielby
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As ever great service, great plants, brought instant life to my new tank, being pumped with Co2 growing really well, canít recommend them highly enough, I wonít shop anywhere else now, well if you get the best why would you go anywhere else. For pictures go to http://www.aquascapingworld.com/threads/pikes-peak.9091/

Date Added: 26/03/2014 by Iveta Hanzelova
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The service was prompt and I manage to divide this plant between 8pieces. All of them are doing fine after one week in my aquarium. Very happy with a clean and healthy plant. Will gladly buy again.

Date Added: 14/03/2014 by Rachel Holdcroft
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Lots of plant for the price, steadily growing

Date Added: 13/03/2014 by Steven dark
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The first batch of these made me want more for my tank. The plants split really well and are doing well in my tank. The second batch had some amazing height to them. Love the look of these plants. And Aqua Essentials continue to provide a brilliant service.

Date Added: 03/03/2014 by Paul Harwood
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Plants received were very healthy and have settled in well.

Date Added: 17/02/2014 by Cherry McGregor
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love these - have them dotted round my tank

Date Added: 04/02/2014 by Matthew Mcdowall
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Great quality plant, packaged well all arrived in perfect quality.

Date Added: 03/02/2014 by Seb Miller
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Nice healthy plants and quick delivery

Date Added: 30/01/2014 by Jean Denny
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Healthy on arrival and fine in the tank

Date Added: 28/01/2014 by Patricia Gent
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Love this grass--how sad does that sound--but it really stands well--shrimp love it.

Date Added: 28/01/2014 by David Hitchman
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Well packaged and nice quality plant

Date Added: 20/01/2014 by Peter Matthews
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good quality plant but smaller than shown

Date Added: 10/01/2014 by Christopher Phoenix
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bought 4 pots split each pot into7 bunchies made a carpet on substrate floor,fed with high quality aquarium soil added nutrients,c02 system added within hours plants have started to pearl,excellent product,amazing price and delivery thankyou aqua essentials A*****

Date Added: 09/01/2014 by Andrew Culley
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I wasn't sure about buying this grass but I did anyway, I'm very glad I did! it was the easiest plant I've had to get out of its pot etc and plant. I'd recommend this to anyone, my fish love it and they all look healthier for having a few more plants in the tank.

Date Added: 07/01/2014 by Claire Barrett
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The quality is very good but had hoped that it was a little larger so it could be split into 2.....otherwise great thank u

Date Added: 23/12/2013 by james frame
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lovely plant best online seller, will continue to shop here

Date Added: 04/12/2013 by Ron Hagley
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plant looks good in foreground of my tank - wish I had bought a few more to make more of an impact, but it looks as though it will spread quite well. I was concerned about planting it as previous attempts with this plant bought elsewhere resulted it lots of plantlets becoming seperated and looking messy. But so far this looks good.

Date Added: 26/11/2013 by Richard Collett
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Has to be the best.

Date Added: 25/11/2013 by Alexander Lyes
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I've just bought this eleocharis as well as some other plants from aqua-essentials and I have to say I'm very impressed. The quality and the amount (plant per pot) is unmatched by any other retailer far suppressing that of any of the big brands I've bought from before. The three pots of elecharis was plenty to fill my 15l iwagumi and it's already spreading after four days after planting. They arrived promptly by courier and were packaged well using recycled material along with a free company catalogue and a leaflet of great care tips for novices and experts alike!

Date Added: 13/11/2013 by john shaw
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i bought a number of plants including this one and i can honestly say these are the best plants i have ever purchased and when these plants have started growing out i will be purchasing some more . with regards john

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Guest
How many centimetres of substrate does this plant require, and will it still grow with no CO2 or nutrient rich substrate?

 
Staff
It's fine for a 20l tank and is ok without CO2

 
Staff
Like all plants they like a substrate of 2 inches or more depth and will always do better with a nutrient rich substrate and CO2. However they can survive without both.

 
Guest
When you plant this plant, do you need to trim the roots and if so, how much do you need to trim?

 
Guest
The product description states that this plant needs to be kept in a medium to high light environment. Does that mean that it requires more hours or light, or does it mean that the light has to be brighter?

 
Staff
You can trim the roots but its not necessary

 
Staff
It means the intensity, not duration of light.

 
Guest
Should plants be left in or take out of their pots when planting?

 
Staff

Always take them out of their pots and split the plant into 4 or more. Remove as much rockwool as possible - this can be done by running it under the tap.


 
Guest
Please could you advise on the diameter of the pots that these come in?

 
Staff
All potted plants on our site are 5cm diameter

 
Guest
does it come with the little pot as well

 
Staff
Of course - but you'd remove that when placing in your tank

 
Guest
HI I would like to order 20 pots of this plant, as I have a 48in by 15in tank so when you get that amont in can you let me know please. Dale

 
Staff

Sure Dale - about 100 are arriving tomorrrow :)

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Guest
Hi, I have a 125L aquarium (81x36) and would like to carpet around 75% of the aquarium. With this in mind, how many of these plants would you recommend? Cheers

 
Staff
1 pot is good for approx 15cm2 You therefore need 11 pots

 
Guest
I have a 100 litre gravel tank. With NO co2 system. Would it be ok to plant this into the gravel and will it be ok?

 
Staff
It will be fine - just wont grow quick

 
Guest
whats the best way to get a carpet with hair grass ??

 
Staff

CO2 and lots of fertilisers 


 
Guest
hi wants the height of the hairgrass compared to dwarf hairgrass as would like to use this as background plant and dwarf hairgrass for foreground

 
Staff

About 4inches so definitely not a background plant!


 
Guest
I want a plant that will carpet quite quickly and not grow too tall, I only have medium sized gravel, approx 5-10mm diameter, no other substrate, I use Neutro , Neutro CO2 and pressurised CO2, will this plant grow in regular gravel?

 
Staff

Yeah sure it will, just not as well as plants in finer gravel. 5-10mm is very big really.


 
Guest
i have a 30L tank,and want the hairgrass to cover the whole thing how many pots do u advise i buy so it carpets the whole tank in a few weeks time

 
Staff

Use 1 pot per 15cm2


 
Guest
which carpets better this or HC??

 
Staff

Both the same


 
Guest
i have moler clay as my substrate and as it is light it tends to loose its slopes and go flat over time, so i want to carpet it with this and see if the routes will hold it in place, what is the depth of the routes?

 
Staff

It may help but not a great deal. Few foreground plants have deep roots.


 
Guest
would this carpet in a 54 litre tank running 2 t8 15 watt lights without co2 also would substrate would you recommend thanks

 
Staff

Yes over time it will carpet. Try Colombo florabase substrate.


 
Guest
how do i plant this do i divide it or just plant it as a big group (i want to get it to carpet) thanks

 
Staff

Split it up as much as you can


 
Guest
how quickly does this grow without c02

 
Staff

Slowly


 
Guest
should i trim this a bit before planting

 
Staff

Leave for a few weeks before trimming



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