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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know what plant this is?

I'm working on my first iwagumi and am looking for a low-lying spreading plant ... meadow-like.

Any suggestions?

Perhaps something like this?

I'm hoping not to have to keep trimming it, but rather have a low-lying species.

Any advice on what type of plant to use and where to get it is much appreciated!
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There isn't much for short grass. Dwarf Hair grass can fill in a beautiful carpet but even under intense light it can get 3-4inches. If you trim it it will grow back rather quickly giving it that natural feeling you want. Other really good short short plants that fill in would be Glosso or HC. I have hair grass, glosso and HC and the HC is Tiny and stays really short but is hard to keep healthy. Even in my tanks with 6WPG or more the hair grass can grow 3"+. The glosso spreads really fast and is low laying but takes longer to cover the substrate.
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Its really hard to tell from the size of the picture. Some sort of moss is my first guess.

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Thanks! Any other opinions or suggestions where to get the plants?
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Originally Posted by Kip View Post
where to get the plants?
In the swap and shop forum.

Another good one that stays fairly short is Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, I never have to do any maintenance to keep it short, just trim wild runners. IME it stays just under 2 or 3 inches, but I bet it can get higher in some situations with lower light.

That is a difficult Id in the pic, but it reminds me of Utricularia graminiflora, another foreground plant that I want to try out, haven't had any yet.
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Look for E. parvula......
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The plants in that tank are E.acicularis and Riccia flutians.

mostly riccia, and i bet it was a real job tying it all down.

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