|01-19-2013 06:06 PM|
I have pretty good luck with Eleocharis 'belem" but I am not sure what you mean by low light. I am using spiral cfl but I don't consider that low light. I consider it cheap light.
In a bright room a 7g tank barely needs a light.
|01-19-2013 06:04 PM|
C. parva is great as a carpeting plant if you start with enough of it.
I always recommend people buy about 10x the amount they think they need.
Low maintenance, rarely if ever needs trimming, provides nice ground cover for shrimp.
|01-19-2013 05:57 PM|
Dwarf sag will grow taller than something named dwarf should.
C. Parva is the slowest grower of this group and will stay low, i've had 3 in my tank for as long as i can remember and they haven't really grown much at all.
i have no experice with tenellum, but i had another Helanthium that grew out of control on me.
and i have no experience marsilea but i'v heard good things.
the crypt wendtti will grow above the suface and taller than i think you want a carpet to, but trimming will keep it nice a bushy.
|01-18-2013 09:41 PM|
|Yamaz||I got DHG belem growing without co2 and low light (shop light & 26 watt daylight spiral cfl). It does grow slow and about 60% shorter than my tank with co2|
|01-18-2013 09:09 PM|
|ThatGuyWithTheFish||We really should sticky this, because it gets asked way too often.|
|01-18-2013 09:07 PM|
|iplants||I think I'll be going with the Helanthium tenellum. I have three tanks to plant (Christmas gift) and will be experimenting with the others! Thank you all. Very excited!!|
|01-18-2013 08:52 PM|
Lol wow. Well I guess there are pros and cons to all of them.
Now if I wanted to do dwarf hair or HC what would I need?
This is my lighting system for now. I dose CO2 booster and liquid ferts. That's about it. Lol very low tech. Lol
Thank you all for your help! You have no idea how much you're helping a stressed beginner!
|01-18-2013 08:35 PM|
|01-18-2013 08:32 PM|
I don't want to throw a wet blanket over the Marselia idea, but mine has gone nowhere in 5 months. Well, mostly it has disappeared, but a couple pieces look just as they did when I planted them.
See that hint of green at the tip of the driftwood front and center? Neither do I...
|01-18-2013 08:27 PM|
|01-18-2013 07:47 PM|
|iplants||Can I trim the dwarf sag if it gets taller? My tank is only a 7 gal 12x12x12|
|01-18-2013 07:11 PM|
Dwarf sag quickly took over my tank, and it grows a littel taller than I like, so depends on your setup. for me. Marsilea Minuta stays nice and low, but does grow slower.
Either way I would suggest a physical divider when possible.
|01-18-2013 06:37 PM|
ok so I have this to choose from
dwarf sagittaria (i got a recomm. for this, any thoughts from you guys?)
or I can stick to my crypt wendtti wannabe carpet lol.
|01-18-2013 06:02 PM|
|01-18-2013 05:35 PM|
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