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i have sand in my piranha aquarium and i was thinkin about covering most of the bottom wiv hair grass. will this collect a lot of debris and will it be hard to clean???????
 

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Hair grass would look good. And it catches some debris but its not to bad to clean just use a gravel vac.
 

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i never use a gravel vac i have sand and it just sucks it all out when i gravel vac most of the debris sits on the top anyway i just stir the sand once in a while could i still have hair grass??
 

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i think this would be a better question for the aquatic plants section, the real issue might be how well would hair grass grow in sand substrait, im not a plant expert but did try clumps of it in one of my tank with sand and it didnt do that well..
 

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Whats the proper name of hair grass?
Moss grass?
Everyone at my LFS are idiots is why I'm asking.
 

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Personally I have never had much luck with hairgrass, I know Dippy has though.

You do need to clean it out though, I know probably once a week or so to get all the dirt and stuff out of it cause it collects a lot.

Not sure how well it would grow in your tank without knowing some more specs of your tank... lighting, CO2, ferts, etc.
 

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Whats the proper name of hair grass?
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis parvulus (smaller version)
Moss grass?
I never heard of moss grass, but here are 'some' moss scientific names.. there are lots of different mosses
Frontinalis antipyretica
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Taxiphyllum alternans
Vesicularia ferriei
Vesicularia montagne

i have sand in my piranha aquarium and i was thinkin about covering most of the bottom wiv hair grass. will this collect a lot of debris and will it be hard to clean???????
I never tried hairgrass in sand, but I have heard that it comes up really easy and takes forever for it to get going
Your 'best bet' is a small grained plant substrate instead. Lots of people use sand as decor in their planted tanks, but use something to divide the plant substrate from the sand.

Hairgrass can collect detritus, and lots of stuff. It grows very thick, and needs cleaned from time to time.
A good way to clean it is use a python in one hand, and a turkey baster in the other.. blow out stuff from the hairgrass with the baster, and get it out with the python
 
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