Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE philly/ Texas hill country.
About to order some plants. Advise needed.
Hello all. I tried the manicured and segregated approach in my tank bit it's getting old. I decided i want to pack it full of plants now. I had a couple questions before i placed an order though.
I currently have DHG on one side and MS on the other with a white sand river bottom effect in between. I have dividers around both if them but they are slowly jumping them and growing into the sandy area. I was thinking about planting a HC mat over the sand and was wondering if it would out compete the MS and DHG or would they both grow trough the mat and take over? I don't mind a little intrusion i just don't want it to strangle out the HC. Is there another carpeting plant that would do better?
I don't know the species of the DHG i have, i only know it grows very tall very fast. It seems to stop growing when it gets about 8". I was thinking about planting a row corkscrew vals in between the rows of DHG but that would make it much harder to trim the grass around the plants. Would adding more light make the grass shorter and more dense or would it just grow faster?
I am sure i will have more questions before i place the order. Thanks in advance for any advise.