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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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carpet plant for discus

was in the middle of planning my planted discus aquascape with some driftwoods.

i would like to carpet the foreground. what would you suggest ? DHG ?
and will the discus have feeding problem since they sometimes eat from the sink-ed food at the substrate ?

specs : 4ftx2ftx2ft , 2x54w giesemann powerchrome and midday ( individual parabolic reflector for each bulb) , pressurised CO2 , ada powersand L 2L with 31.5L of ada new amazonia ( normal ) , tank temperature will be 28~29degree.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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Dwarf hair grass is one of my favorites. I like glosso the best though. With that setup you shouldn't have any problems growing either of them.
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2x54w with the tank size will be okay for glosso ? i thought they need higher lighting ?

will the discus be fine with carpet foreground ?
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I personally think it will grow fine considering I grow it with success and I use the same bulbs. If you really are worried and font want to chance it, than you can't go wrong with DHG. That will grow even under low light. Two geisemann midday bulbs over that tank is a considerable amount of light. Glosso should carpet just fine.
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And I'm sure the discus won't care what foreground plant you use lol.
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You may want to add one more t5 or a Finnex Ray II to ensure you'll be able to grow glosso. It likes a lot of CO2 as well. I'd suggest you start the carpet dry first to get the roots established and then you can flood it. When you flood it let the water be around 79 degrees and slowly adapt the plant to the higher temperatures (maybe add 1 degree every few days). I agree, glosso + discus looks amazing and I plan on doing the same in a 75g. Currently I'm growing glosso in a 10 and its relatively CO2 demanding but grows great if you can keep the lights and CO2 in check.
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I grew glosso with just hi-lighting and soil.....no co2, not even yeast co2

And I now have more of it than I know what to do with.

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
Mom's Spec V:http://tinyurl.com/qjt3rw2
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