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01-30-2013 08:08 PM
jackrythm
Re: Best carpet plant for low-tech?

Riccia fluitans? I have it carpeting 3 of my tanks... But I must stress the plant has not anchored itself. I have attached it to metal sheets and placed across the bottom.



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01-30-2013 07:50 PM
pejerrey
Best carpet plant for low-tech?

Anyone has any pictures please?
01-30-2013 03:46 PM
TonyK I didn't think Dwarf Sag could be "mowed". I think I am going that route. I am sry starting a tank and picked up some micro sword for a carpet will see how goes. My substrate is Miracle Grow (orange bag) with a sand cap.
01-30-2013 11:47 AM
h4n Marsilea Quadrifolia
Marsilea minuta
Crypt parva
Moss

Anything else, I think will grow but will grow tall and leggy.

I'm also growing Echinodorus tenellus in a low light tank but seriously grows so slow!
after about 3 weeks I finally see runners.
01-30-2013 07:30 AM
extrame Hi,
I have success with dwarf sag as my foreground carpet plant. Just don't let the tall plants block the light source so that I would not grow tall
01-30-2013 06:25 AM
Smitty06 No, FSS will need root tabs to be close, as far as nutrients goes, to aquasoil.
01-30-2013 05:50 AM
pejerrey
Best carpet plant for low-tech?

Would FSS be as good as Ada AS? I have a friend who's wanting a carpet without co2... Therefore I'm helping him set up a low light tank. A planted shrimp tank.
01-30-2013 05:10 AM
Neatfish I could never get DHG to grow in my tank. Maybe I'll try it again with the new 10k light.
01-30-2013 04:55 AM
Couesfanatic
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Originally Posted by GeToChKn View Post
I'm doing DHG in a 10 gal, 2x13w cfl's in a standard hood, excel 3x a week, aquasoil and root tabs and in the past month since I set it up, I can see 30-40 runners starting all over the tank, so in a few months I expect it to fill in the entire tank. Not sure how well it would do without the excel, root tabs or aquasoil though.
Got any pics?
01-30-2013 04:44 AM
Kehy My "dwarf" sag is about 12" in my 1/2 gallon low tech bowl. Makes a slightly more manageable alternative to vals, but not a foreground plant in my book.
01-29-2013 07:30 PM
wicca27 dwarf sag and it can be "mowed" with scissors if it gets to tall lol i do it all the time and it does not need plant substrate just gravel works well and will help it stay smaller too from what i have noticed in my tanks
01-29-2013 05:57 PM
TetraFan Won't dwarf sag be fairly tall?
01-29-2013 05:51 PM
JoeGREEEN Dwarf Sag. Also crypt parva lots of It
01-29-2013 05:41 PM
GeToChKn I'm doing DHG in a 10 gal, 2x13w cfl's in a standard hood, excel 3x a week, aquasoil and root tabs and in the past month since I set it up, I can see 30-40 runners starting all over the tank, so in a few months I expect it to fill in the entire tank. Not sure how well it would do without the excel, root tabs or aquasoil though.
01-29-2013 05:39 PM
arbai89 moss for sure will work
i think it would work best with a mesh / moss plant method.

personally im low tech and trying to do dwarf sag.
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