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Crypt Parva - Finally the low CO2 carpet

Discussion in 'Non-CO2 Methods' started by Crom, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Crom

    Crom Junior Poster

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    After a long time, and trying everything under the sun.... I finally found a good "carpet style" plant for a non-Co2 low light tank.


    Cryptocorne Parva has been awesome. It didn't melt and 6 months later still going strong. Some of it which is directly in the light (probably 35 par or so) is flat, some that is growing in shade is a bit taller...


    Granted, it's not the perfect carpet like baby tears of stuff that needs CO2, however, failure after failure, this seems to be my answer. I wanted to share that with any of the non-CO2 guys since I often see finding a low light carpet is in high demand.


    For the record, I've tried hairgrass, four leaf clover and the other marsilea's, mosses etc... (I do get X-mas moss, and java moss to grow just not more than like 10 inches down.)


    I've included a picture. My daughter decided to add the colored rocks when I wasn't looking (grrrrr).... but if your looking for a low light carpet with a low tech setup... Try Crypt parva!
     
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    kevinmichael77 Guru Class Expert

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    I have a a nice staurogyne repens carpet in my low tech tank. Doesn't grow fast but it gets thick with pruning and replanting.
     
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    I have long suspected that, if I wanted a carpet, C. parva would be the perfect plant to try. That said, I can't see your photo....
     
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