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Marsilea Minuta, Glossostigma, or HC?

I want to get a good foreground plant to carpet my ten gallon tank. Current lighting is a single 23W CFL 6500k Light bulb in a clamp light hanging about a couple inches above my tank. I leave the light on about 8 hours a day and the substrate is eco-complete. I dose ferts weekly and have pressurized co2 going into the tank at about 2-3 bps. Which of the three plants would do best under these conditions?
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All 3 should survive. Difference is that MM is slightly darker than Glosso and both have larger leaves than HC. Also MM and glosso significantly easier to grow than HC.

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MM is the best for lower light intensity, and no CO2. HC is the best with high light intensity with CO2. Glosso is somewhere in between those. If you have a pressurized CO2 system, and are willing to do the work to keep the CO2 level up high enough, I think you would be most pleased with HC.

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