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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to decide on plants

I'm setting up a 20L shrimp tank. I'm having a large piece of wood as my focal point with some small rocks around it. It's a low tech tank, I guess. I'll have high light (I can choose between 2 t12, 2 t8, or 2t5 depending on what I'll need or want). But I won't be dosing CO2 or using fertilizers. I will be using ADA Amazonia New.

I want a carpet plant and also a plant that will grow over the wood. I really like fissidens fontanus and want that as either the wood covering plant or the carpet. If I use Fissidens as a carpet are there other plants besides mosses that will cling to wood? Other wise I am thinking fissidens on the wood and minuta as a carpet. Will this work? Will other plants work better?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 PM
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check out Hoppy's lighting thread and attempt to get you your PAR around 50-60. At that level I am able to grow dwarf hair grass and marsilea minuta. I would also suggest a dry start because carpeting plants take forever to spread without CO2 snd it's a lot easier to keep them rooted that way too.
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How do I figure out the par of a light?
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