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Easy carpet plants

What are some pretty but easy carpet plants. I can provided the ferts and lighting but i dont think I can provide the co2 for the specialized plants. Please give some suggestions.
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I've carpeted dwarf hairgrass and got good growth with excel and high light. I was using fluval stratum substrate and a finnex light. I've tried Monte Carlo but it grew super slow I gave up on it. For low tech a moss carpet works well.
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What height a carpet do you want? These are several options I've done:
dwarf sag -not too dwarf-better for over 12" tall tanks, loves iron
any moss -tied to mesh/stones set on substrate (trim to desired height)
riccia -not a moss-does not form roots so hold down by covering with shower scrunchie over rock/mesh/etc and trim often or it will break free and float up

anubias nana petite-grows very slow, don't bury rhizome-tie to an anchor/rock/driftwood laid on substrate
crypts parva- insanely slow grower-best to buy what you want to cover whole carpet area as it takes years to spread
marimo- not a moss its and the most slow growing option (5mm a year) hair algae that wont have any effect on water quality. Buy what you need to cover whole carpet area. Does best in low light and temps below 78F. No roots tie onto rocks/mesh/etc with clear low poundage fishing line or acrylic thread (doesn't break down)
hygro tiger-managed to make this carpet by pushing stem down to substrate, new roots formed and anchored it low-loves potassium-may work with of stem plants
vals -stick to small varieties like nana, Italian, corkscrew and trim to desired height (like hair grass they grow back when trimmed)

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Echinodorus tenellus, grows anywhere, aggressively. It has a little wild look, but I like it.


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Monte Carlo!

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Monte Carlo!
my carpet of three plants:

dwarf hair grass
monte carlo
cuba/dwarf baby tears

monte carlo was the hardest to grow.
cuba/dwarf baby tears was the easiest to grow

choose the texture you would like in your aquascape. every thing will grow, some just grows faster and easier and some takes more patience. talking about extra couple months.
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