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Glosso vs Elatine triandra

I want to try a new carpeting plant in my 26g. I have moderate/high light w/ co2 injection.

Which would carpet faster and be the easiest to grow and manage?

Glosso vs Elatine triandra?
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faster - ET
easiest to grow - tied
Manage - Glosso (lower maintenance required) though if the conditions arent ideal, they get tall and leggy. If the substrate is nutrient rich, the roots draw deep and the leaves remain low and sunken in the substrate (hardly seen as such in hobbyist journals)

ET however is extremely easy to propagate and carpet with but requires a lot of nitrogen.

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Thanks for the input... I think ET sounds like a really good option. Now to find some!
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I planted glosso and elatine in Amazonia the elatine melted in a few days and the glosso took off like crazy.
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Re: Glosso vs Elatine triandra

Oh that's not good.. my ET arrives tomorrow! Anyone know the secret to making it thrive?
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Oh that's not good.. my ET arrives tomorrow! Anyone know the secret to making it thrive?
No real secret. Just luck haha.
When i started my patch. I ordered a 2x2 portion and most was melted.
I planted about 3 small pieces and 1 month later I got about a 7x4 3" thick patch. Even though it might look melted and dying just plant it and let it do its thing.
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The key is to get a lot of triandra in the beginning. It melts a lot during shipment, no matter what, but has been the No. 1 weed for me. Very thick and fast growth.


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The key is to get a lot of triandra in the beginning. It melts a lot during shipment, no matter what, but has been the No. 1 weed for me. Very thick and fast growth.
I shipped 3 2x2 portions with zero melt so far

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It's a beautiful plant. I'll definitely give it another try one of these days
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