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Carpeting plant recommendation?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Jiinx, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Jiinx

    Jiinx Prolific Poster

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    Hello!
    I wanted to redo the front of my tank and place a plant or two that is lush and bright green. I have et right now but it grows too quickly.

    Any favourites that you like?
     
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    I really like blyxa japonica, I started out with 9 plants about six months ago and I bet that I have over a hundred now.:)
     
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    I think Blyxa is better suited in the mid ground than in the foreground myself. Glosso is nice and easy to grow (assuming you use Co2 and have at least "medium" light. I think looks really nice with Byxa in mid ground.

    If you think your plant is growing too quickly, but you like it try reducing your light intensity. That will slow it down so you are not trimming as much.
     
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    The lush green plants looks very great and amazing. But it is very important to main these plats for the longer period of time.
     
  5. dutchy

    dutchy Plant Guru Team
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    You could consider Staurogyne repens.
     
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    +1 :D

    greets,

    yme
     
  7. Matt F.

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    I like Eleocharis Belem (aka Japanese Hair Grass). Low maintenance, emerald green, and it carpets like no other. I have a small tank, though (ADA 60P). Looks great in a larger tank, too.
     
  8. Jiinx

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    thanks everyone! ET is on its way out - I'm replacing it with s. repens, downoi and marselia minuta..it's a bit of a mish mesh but happy with the way s. repens is growing!

    I need an updated pic of your tank, matt :)
     
  9. Tom Barr

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    Downoi has a nice bright green color and nice texture.

    E belem is another winner.

    S. repens also
     
  10. Matt F.

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    Nothing special. Here is an unedited snapshot of how the tank sits today:
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    I just started EI again after several months of not dosing anything except CO2. I literally have not done anything to this tank in months except water changes and to clean the diffuser weekly.



     
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  11. Tom Barr

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    Matt, with such low biomass and the hair grass with ADA AS, you do not need to dose much.

    I stopped dosing CO2 even and just fed the fish in my 70 Gallon, had some diatoms, but cleaning once a month took care of any of that.
     
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