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20 gallon first planted tank.

Just layer down the dirt substrate. Layer of black blasting sand over it with white sand making a path down the middle. Have 3 sandstone rocks and mopani wood. I think I want to do a carpet of hair grass and then go from their. What would your suggestions be to get started? Anything better than hair grass for carpet? I want something that will be low maintenance.


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I am still debating between DHG(dwarf air grass) and mirco sword myself, I like that both can be cut to a desired length but can't choose past that. That's a huge price of mopani! I usually only find ones 1/3rd that size around here. Whats the small plant in the left corner, a ludwigia?
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Nice big piece of mopani!

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Just layer down the dirt substrate. Layer of black blasting sand over it with white sand making a path down the middle. Have 3 sandstone rocks and mopani wood. I think I want to do a carpet of hair grass and then go from their. What would your suggestions be to get started? Anything better than hair grass for carpet? I want something that will be low maintenance.


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Yes I do believe it is ludwigia. Picked it up at LFS and was in my 125 gal tank for some color. Moved it over when I decided to do planted tank. What do you think I should do with that mopani? Lots of Anubis attached or should I cover it with moss?


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I am a big fan of Anubias. Also you could put in some Dwarf Sag for a ground cover type plant. It takes a while but will carpet in with time.
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What about Hemianthus callitrichoides for foreground carpet? Is this easy to come by?


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf hair grass just planted in foreground. Any recommendations for background plants?


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