looking for fastest/easiest growing foreground plant - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 303
looking for fastest/easiest growing foreground plant

I need something to cover a 210g. HC and dhg are not cutting it, the discus keep thinking its food and it will not stay down.

Tank has co2, aquasoil, and highlight.
andyl9063 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 01:43 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 846
Marisela Minuta is what I used in my discus tanks. Its short and easy to clean

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
ctaylor3737 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 303
does it grow ffast?
andyl9063 is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 846
Yea it does I started with 20 nodes and have almost a full carpet

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
ctaylor3737 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: SF Bay
Posts: 468
Glosso, you'll get a carpet in no time with co2 and aquasoil.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk

Jalopy is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 07:53 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,417
Dwarf Sag also. You have to really keep on it so it doesn't take over your tank though.
bsantucci is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
HybridHerp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 3,892
What are the tank parameters and equipment being used?

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
Mom's Spec V:http://tinyurl.com/qjt3rw2
HybridHerp is online now  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 6,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
Glosso, you'll get a carpet in no time with co2 and aquasoil.
Agreed. Glosso is probably your best option, especially since it sounds like you have a decent amount of light over the tank.

Rancunculus inundatus is also a nice foreground plant, but it doesn't grow that fast and is hard to find in large quantities. Great plant to use as a transition between the foreground and the mid ground through.


Centromochlus is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 01:36 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 42
I once spent 4 hours planting glosso in a tank. Two weeks later there was none left. Doesn't like hard water I hear. So check its needs with your tank parameters before you start planting it : )
colin is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 846
That is what happened to me with Glosso, never could get that stuff to take off.
ctaylor3737 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 303
thanks guy,

going with Marisela Minuta from ctaylor.
andyl9063 is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New York City
Posts: 194
The nice thing about Glosso is that, while it does needs CO2, it doesn't need much. Just a small DIY system will really have it taking off.

If you're not doing CO2 injection, you'll have to settle for slower growers. Lilaeopsis mauritiana, staurogyne repens, and the grassy plants like dwarf hair grass are great foreground plants. These plants also have the advantage of giving your tank a more unique look, in order to avoid the monotony of HC+glosso tanks (like mine).
TyrannosaurusSex is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome