carpet plant for discus
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
youdontknowme
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: earth
Posts: 63
Default

carpet plant for discus


was in the middle of planning my planted discus aquascape with some driftwoods.

i would like to carpet the foreground. what would you suggest ? DHG ?
and will the discus have feeding problem since they sometimes eat from the sink-ed food at the substrate ?

specs : 4ftx2ftx2ft , 2x54w giesemann powerchrome and midday ( individual parabolic reflector for each bulb) , pressurised CO2 , ada powersand L 2L with 31.5L of ada new amazonia ( normal ) , tank temperature will be 28~29degree.
youdontknowme is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
The Trigger
Wannabe Guru
 
The Trigger's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,522
Default

Dwarf hair grass is one of my favorites. I like glosso the best though. With that setup you shouldn't have any problems growing either of them.
__________________
The Trigger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
youdontknowme
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: earth
Posts: 63
Default

2x54w with the tank size will be okay for glosso ? i thought they need higher lighting ?

will the discus be fine with carpet foreground ?
youdontknowme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
The Trigger
Wannabe Guru
 
The Trigger's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,522
Default

I personally think it will grow fine considering I grow it with success and I use the same bulbs. If you really are worried and font want to chance it, than you can't go wrong with DHG. That will grow even under low light. Two geisemann midday bulbs over that tank is a considerable amount of light. Glosso should carpet just fine.
__________________
The Trigger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
The Trigger
Wannabe Guru
 
The Trigger's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,522
Default

And I'm sure the discus won't care what foreground plant you use lol.
__________________
The Trigger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
Yankee
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Yankee's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 324
Default

You may want to add one more t5 or a Finnex Ray II to ensure you'll be able to grow glosso. It likes a lot of CO2 as well. I'd suggest you start the carpet dry first to get the roots established and then you can flood it. When you flood it let the water be around 79 degrees and slowly adapt the plant to the higher temperatures (maybe add 1 degree every few days). I agree, glosso + discus looks amazing and I plan on doing the same in a 75g. Currently I'm growing glosso in a 10 and its relatively CO2 demanding but grows great if you can keep the lights and CO2 in check.
Yankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
HybridHerp
Planted Tank Guru
 
HybridHerp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 3,444
Default

I grew glosso with just hi-lighting and soil.....no co2, not even yeast co2

And I now have more of it than I know what to do with.
__________________
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   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012