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Carpet plant for Fluval Edge

My fluval edge currently has ludwigia Repens in the back hiding the equipment and it is doing great as long as I keep root tabs in the soil. But it keeps growing out of the water, I have to trim it back 2-3 times week week and it's getting really annoying.

So I am thinking of just ripping it out and putting it in my larger tank. Then my idea of a low maintanance setup for the Edge is as large of driftwood as I can fit though the stupid little hole with moss growing on it as the center piece. Then the black tahitian moon sand will have some carpet cover growing on it. With the stock lighting of the Fluval Edge what carpet cover will grow though will any?
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none with the stock lighting. and if any will, it will take many years to carpet fully. i'd upgrade the light...then try HC or dwarf hairgrass.




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what is HC?

right now crypt parva is growing in ok. So I guess I will just stick with that, I shouldn't have said carpet because I know that takes a lot of work. I think some spread out parva here and there will break up the sand a little bit.
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I've been doing a fissidens fontanus carpet in my Edge... just tie it down to stainless steel wire mesh and eventually it will grow in and cover it.

Of course, I've also upgraded the lighting to LEDs and have rigged up DIY CO2... you have to go the extra mile with the Edge if you want result

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Mini Microsword and Marsilea Minuta are great low-light plants and grows really easy.
Unlike Hc or glosso, you do not have to trim these plants.


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