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Fissiden Fontanus or HC?

I'm planning to plant either Fissiden Fontanus of HC as a carpet plant. Which plant is grows faster? Which looks better as a foreground plant? Please list your opinions and experiences.

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Fissidens is a slow grower, difficult to cultivate in large quantities, and mosses dont usually take well with excel
HC grows faster but not fast, needs alot of light, ferts and co2, I dont think you would be satisfied with the growth rate and look with only excel and , but i could be wrong.

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Fissidens is a slow grower, difficult to cultivate in large quantities, and mosses dont usually take well with excel
HC grows faster but not fast, needs alot of light, ferts and co2, I dont think you would be satisfied with the growth rate and look with only excel and , but i could be wrong.
I wouldnt say its slow or difficult to cultivate in large quantites, but it does not grow as fast as HC will.

But i've found fissidens is pretty easy and doesnt require much vs HC which can be difficult.

for size reference this is 17G Mr Aqua tank, fissidens touches all the sides.
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Ok, that is one impressive growth of Fissidens. How long did it take to accumulate that growth? Could you spare me a portion?
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I wouldnt say its slow or difficult to cultivate in large quantites, but it does not grow as fast as HC will.

But i've found fissidens is pretty easy and doesnt require much vs HC which can be difficult.

for size reference this is 17G Mr Aqua tank, fissidens touches all the sides.
Yes, I meant its difficult to get alot, enough to carpet a tank, starting from a small portion or even a decent size portion. That my friend is an awesome chunk of fissidens
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Fissidens is a slow grower, difficult to cultivate in large quantities, and mosses dont usually take well with excel
HC grows faster but not fast, needs alot of light, ferts and co2, I dont think you would be satisfied with the growth rate and look with only excel and , but i could be wrong.
Hmm, your right. A separate forum stated that high doses of Excel is harmful to Fissidens.
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Fissiden Fontanus or HC?

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I wouldnt say its slow or difficult to cultivate in large quantites, but it does not grow as fast as HC will.

But i've found fissidens is pretty easy and doesnt require much vs HC which can be difficult.

for size reference this is 17G Mr Aqua tank, fissidens touches all the sides.
Impressive, can you tell us what condition ur tank is in? Water temp, type of light, ferts etc..

How long has that been growing?
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