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What would be a great fast growing plant to carpet my tank.

I am looking to cover up my substrate in the front and was wondering what would be a good, preferably fast growing plant that would make a nice looking carpet.
Thanks for any advice you have.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 06:35 AM
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Glossostigma would be a great bet.

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Glosso grows fast and looks fantastic, another vote for glosso.
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i had glosso never grew right for me i got four leave glover type plant doubled it mass in 4 days

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Hemianthus micanthemoides. A lot easier to maintain than glosso. Just give it a haircut every once in a while. Baby shrimps love it. Very easy stem plant.

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Hemianthus micanthemoides. A lot easier to maintain than glosso. Just give it a haircut every once in a while. Baby shrimps love it. Very easy stem plant.
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hm is my choice as well. Plant a stem, bend it over and plant the top. A new stem will grow up from each node.
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What's the best way to plant Glossostigma so that it grows into a nice thick carpet? I actually have some of this along with baby tears. I'm probably going to order some more but wonder what is the best way to plant to get the results I want?
Thanks for the suggestions
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I love my glosso. I have a thick carpet now and can no longer see the gravel.
It does really well in unwashed flourite. Also, it does well planted against the aquarium wall. It grows faster that way and then runners begin to go different directions. I take small snippets and plant them spaced apart by a cm or so and watch it grow.

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How's your lighting?


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Elatine tiandra is a second option.

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Hemianthus micranthemoides would be a good choice

Hemianthis callitrichoides if you dont have a digger (corries)

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