Basically the title says it all. Looking to find a nice lush carpet for aquascaping without using co2 injection. My substrate formula is pretty spot on and plan on using the planted plus and a top notch filtration system. Will feed the plants with seachem flourish and may possibly use excel if I don't add much fish. Has anyone had great success with this that they're willing to share? I have the co2 system, but would rather not have a potential bomb around pets and kids. Thanks so much.
I'm fairly certain that the one I have is the one with both names starting in an "M".
It takes a lot of patience to get them to grow low. But mostly just trimming it every couple of weeks till it fills in. Plant a stem(they usually come 4-6" long) by laying it down sideways and placing sub on top of three places ends and middle. It will sprout new stems all along it. It has very poor roots and needs to be trimmed carefully or you will pull it up. Hardly holds very well. It may in another sub. That tank has Eco regular black. I am experimenting/w wall coverings like people use that foam to make backgrounds/w. But I just silicone rocks/gravel hoping for algae to cover it well enough but no luck so far. At least not that I'm anything like happy with.
Next one is still in my head for now...other priorities.
That tank has 7.5 hrs of two T8 bulbs and 2 ml of Flourish comp once a week and 3.5 ml of Tetra Pride once a week also/w a 50% water change each month. Oh 10g.
I changed bulb types in T8 for almost two years every 90 days till I found two that would grow the algae on the rocks but not more than that...along/w the number of hrs of course. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=62562
They are not for everyone. Most don't like my intentional algae farm.
This is the other one/w T5 bulbs. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=63346
Ever see someone make a carpet from Cladophora...before now...LOL...
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...