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Foreground plant/carpet for Eheim Aquastyle 9

Hello friends. I am in the planning stages and am trying to figure out the best and least worrisome foreground plant for my new Eheim Aquastyle 9 with stock lighting.

Here's my thoughts on what else will be in the tank:
background-
1 pot crypt Lutea
2 bunches rotalla Indica

Middleground-
1 pot crypt undulata
2 bunches rotalla rotundifolia

Foreground-
2 anubias micro- large
?????

I was originally thinking about trying to establish a carpet of micro sword, but I'm not sure. I've had it before and ended up having algae problems with it - granted it was a totally different setup and lighting.

I definitely want something that will cover the foreground like a carpet. What are your recommendations?

Btw, I'll be using fluorite black sand, root tabs, and no CO2.




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My recommendation is that you will have a hard time without CO2. I would stick to something like micro sword if you are going to do without it.


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My recommendation is that you will have a hard time without CO2. I would stick to something like micro sword if you are going to do without it.
All Ive ever heard was that Microsword is an algae nightmare. Is that a misconception?
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I was told swords grow too fast and is not a good choice for a nano so small
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I was told swords grow too fast and is not a good choice for a nano so small
Micro swords stay very small and can spread around. People call them micro chain sword or pygmy chain sword. Other species of swords like amazon swords can get massive and should not be in a small tank.

Any plant is an algae nightmare if you do it wrong. I don't think micro swords are more prone to algae for some reason...


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thanks for clarifying that, Klibs!

I am going to be following this thread, since I have the same tank (though upgraded lighting)
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