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Fast Growing Ground cover?

Hi Everyone! Im having problems with dust on my plant leaves. My cories are having a little too much fun stirring up my sand. Can you all suggest a fast growing easy ground cover? I have about 3 watts per gallon with pressurized co2.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 12:47 PM
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thanks nameless Ill go check it out
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Sounds like dwarf sag gets pretty tall from what I can see on line looking for something that stays short but thanks
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dwarf baby tears

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Thanks keepitnatural I love dbt but they require high light and at the most Im med light
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HC doesn't require high light, just very good CO2 and adequate light. You have 3 watts per gallon, which, if it is T5HO lighting, is very high light.

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Thanks Hoppy do you mean hair grass?
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HC is dwarf baby tears


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thanks Bahugo. I thought baby tears were very difficult?
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As my first carpet plant, it's thriving and I have no issues with it. Of course, I am running adequate lighting and CO2 as well as dosing EI method and using aquasoil...so there's plenty of nutrients, light and CO2 to go around haha.


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Thanks Freph
I do have the co2 and I do fert but the light is my concern plus the spaces I need it are def not the brightest sections of the tank. Looks like Im going to have to add some kind of gravel or sand to help keep the dust down.
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My favorite carpet is Tropica 049

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Thank Aquaticz
that looks and sounds like a winner now Ill call my lfs to see if they have it
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that looks and sounds like a winner now Ill call my lfs to see if they have it

You will not be sorry & my panda corys love it. I will be surprised if you can get it in a LFS. Let us know ok?

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