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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 05:05 PM
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You're doing a freshwater tank with a reef background. Needles to say the background should be made up of the plants you grow not a picture

What's the point of putting plants in if you can just put water and a background?
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 05:27 PM
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best carpet plant - low maintenance - no co2?

my pearl weed makes a beautiful carpet in my low tech. but you will need a lot of light

other wise I really like dwarf hairgrass...
i find that marsilea minuta grows wayyy too slowly in a low tech.

you can also try other plants such as Hydrocotyle japan.

microsword also does well for me in med light low tech.
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Thanks aokashi!

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I chose the background because it adds some colors to the tank. I have plants in the tank because, well, I like growing plants in my tank.
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best carpet plant - low maintenance - no co2?

oh btw, your plants are hygrophila difformis or water wisteria. I may have butchered the spelling...
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I don't tie or weigh down my riccia carpet. Under my mesh I glued two small pieces of plastic at angles so I just push it into the substrate & it stays, If I want to take out the carpet or move it around, No problem!
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I don't tie or weigh down my riccia carpet. Under my mesh I glued two small pieces of plastic at angles so I just push it into the substrate & it stays, If I want to take out the carpet or move it around, No problem!
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Wisteria i believe are the plants on either side if you care
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I am very much in the same boat as you, suprdave, and I finally decided to go with the dwarf sag, BUT - none of my LFS have it. So I am still on the search...

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I am very much in the same boat as you, suprdave, and I finally decided to go with the dwarf sag, BUT - none of my LFS have it. So I am still on the search...
I was gonna say I could send you some, then I saw you're in Canada......

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