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What's a good carpet for low-med lighting

Looking for a carpet like plant for a medium light 10 gallon tank. Love the look of baby dwarf tears, but their requirements would require me to dabble in co2. Not trying to do that yet. thanks! I have anubias growing on drift wood and 5-6 amazon swords. Just need another plant to make it pop. Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 02:32 AM
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Lilaeopsis mauritiana is a grass like plant that works well for a carpet in low and medium lighting.

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Glossostigma elatinoides

I've had it, and made a great carpet with medium light.
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Sweet, now I need to find where I can purchase it! It's very green. I'm using regular gravel, seachem flourish tabs, and a finnex planted+. Would that be adequate conditions for it?
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that should work, I grew it in a 3.5 gallon, with Fluval shrimp stratum, and osmocote + root tabs. 12 watt light. this pic is about 2 weeks growth.
I could find more pic's tomorrow.

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Sweet, now I need to find where I can purchase it! It's very green. I'm using regular gravel, seachem flourish tabs, and a finnex planted+. Would that be adequate conditions for it?

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Lilaeopsis mauritiana, Marselia minuta, and Crypt parva (takes forever to carpet) are some I've had success with carpeting in small tanks under similar conditions.

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Moss tied onto mesh works well.

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Couldnt find marsilea for sale for my life. I hear its really slow though. I just started a thread about riccia and sp repens. So far people have said it works without co2.
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Moss tied onto mesh works well.

This just Java Moss? Looks pretty good. How did you tie yours down?
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It's Christmas Moss. I have some stainess steel mesh pieces that I layed the moss onto and wrapped black thread around it. It grows up to look like that.
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Couesfanatic what type of light and filter is in your set up?
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 06:23 PM
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The light is an Archea led clip on and the filter is an eheim 2211.
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