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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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No light carpet?

I have just replanted my carpet in my aquarium (long story). But while rescapping, i have some shaddowed areas, and i was wondering what carpeting plnats didnt need light, or at least very little light that i could put under there, as the stuff i have just now requires a lot of light
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DHG grows ok in light shadow, but tends to be thinner. HM will grow fine in shadow, but gets taller, and will spread all over the place quickly.

Unfortunately most low growing plants like a decent amount of light.
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Dhg will grow slow.and algae will get it. Micro chain sword grows fast and.doesn't require a lot of light. I would suggest leaving some bare.spots if they aren't too big.
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Dwarf sag would probably do okay, though, as with any shadowed plant, won't grow incredibly fast. I missed a single plant when I pulled all mine out a few months back. It was probably 16" below a thick canopy of stem plants, and has sprouted several babies since then. Had I snipped the runners every time a new plant popped up, I would guess that I'd have several times that amount by now.
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If you're looking for some green in a mostly shaded area tie some moss to a nice looking rock. It'll look natural and should blend into pretty much any scene
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Micro chain sword grows fast and.doesn't require a lot of light
That hadn't occured to me, but chain sword would probably be a good plant to try.

Usually it is called pygmy chain sword in the LFS. Don't confuse it with regular microsword, which likes a lot more light.
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