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Are there any carpeting plants that don't require Co2?

Are there any carpeting plants that don't require Co2?

I am thinking about getting Co2 but just in case it does not work out, are there any carpeting plants that don't need C02 injection system?

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Dwarf sag has done very well in my low tech environment.

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I have had success with E. acicularis in my Excel-based tank. I can grow H. callitrichoides well, but the hair grass grows much more vigorously in my somewhat subdued lighting. S. repens grows a little slowly, but the growth is really lush and attractive. I started with CO2 in my tank for about 4 weeks, then switched to lower lighting and Excel with very satisfactory results.
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A lot of my customer have had good luck with S. Repens in their low tech setups. People will say it requires co2 but the happy healthy plants I have seen that transitioned from my high tech setup to a low tech says otherwise. These are pics a customer shared with me after about 1 month of being in their tank from mine.



And here is my tank they came from:
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There are a number of plants and mosses that will carpet a tank withot CO2..... Java Moss, Dwarf Hair grass, etc. I thik the problem you may encounter is the patience needed to develop a carpet in a tank w/o CO2. It will almost certainly take a lot longer.

If you have the patience good for you... I am not that lucky LOL!

Bump: There are a number of plants and mosses that will carpet a tank withot CO2..... Java Moss, Dwarf Hair grass, etc. I thik the problem you may encounter is the patience needed to develop a carpet in a tank w/o CO2. It will almost certainly take a lot longer.

If you have the patience good for you... I am not that lucky LOL!

Bump: There are a number of plants and mosses that will carpet a tank withot CO2..... Java Moss, Dwarf Hair grass, etc. I thik the problem you may encounter is the patience needed to develop a carpet in a tank w/o CO2. It will almost certainly take a lot longer.

If you have the patience good for you... I am not that lucky LOL!
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