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Talking Yaow! Need some help from you pros! :D

Hey, new guy on the block. Have browsed around and decided to join and ask a question. ...And maybe help out and be a helpful and contributing member.

Anyways..on to the question.

Alright I have a standard 10 gallon tank with two 13 watt lights with 5400k on a standard hood. I also have flora-max from carib-sea as a substrate, about 1-2 inches deep. I really want a covered tank of bright green! I already have some aponogetons flourishing but now I want to do dwarf sag as a carpet. Should I be dosing Seachem fluorish or have co2 in order for this to be successful? If dwarf sag wouldn't work with this set-up what do you think will? Also any other bright green plants you guys want to suggest would be welcome!

Thanks so much! I hope to learn as much as possible!
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Plant need ferts and CO2, you can set up a diy CO2. Most bright green plants require higher lighting. You can try Marsilea quadrifolia if the dwarf sag won't thrive.


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They absolutely need them? Then why is the aponogeton thriving? Or do you mean the dwarf sag needs co2?
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oh the bulbs are cfl's if that makes a difference
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Well, all plants need co2. Just not all need added co2. There is already co2 that is constantly being replaced in your water by means of agitation, etc. I have dwarf sag in my tank right now; you can check it out in my sig. It does seem that it takes a while to send out runners, but once it does, they grow, and fast, too. But co2 will definitely help. Look into it and do research; a paintball system is easily done with 35-50 bucks. Good luck!

PS also, Microsword would be another good plant for your tank.

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I see thanks for the clarification! Will look into what the "paintball system" is all about.

Thanks for the microsword suggestion, will certainly check it out..
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My dwarf sag has carpeted the tank and I have low light, no co2 and no ferts.
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Thanks for the input. I have a pretty good substrate with moderate light I'd say. I think it'll work. I'll post my tank up after I receive my dwarf sag to record progress and receive more advice.
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look at lauralee's tanks, she has excellent plant growth without using any added Co2 or dosing ferts.
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Will check her out. Her tanks I mean.
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