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Wow were do I begin on picking out plants. I have a 20g tall open top. 12 Led DIY light. Im doing the whole Organic dirt capped by playsand. I have everything set up, light, driftwood, rocks, pump for some water flow. (No CO2 dosing)

Im at the point of picking out my plants and there is like 900 to choose from. I know I want ground cover like dwarf baby tears and I want some of the plants to break the water.

So Im looking for any recommendations or like a rule of thumb type deal on how to go about choosing plants. Thanks.
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I know its a bad pic and my soil is not capped. I wasn't that far when I took the picture. Oh and that's a fillet knife on top of the canopy in case any future fish get out of hand. Jk.
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Just from my experience, and I'm not speaking for others. I am currently trying to grow a dwarf baby tear carpet. It can be difficult to grow if you don't plan to use CO2 and it requires med to high light, from what I've read. I'd plan on maybe trying to use an eaiser carpeting plant. There are lots of beautiful ones out there. And also I'd suggest if you plan to go ahead with your baby tears to do a dry start. Which means basically add just enough water so that it wets your substrate but doesn't leave puddles in it and then plant your ground cover and let it grow for a while like that. I tried to plant mine after I flooded the tank and it was not easy.


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SO maybe Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) would be a better option for a carpet.
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i agree with glosso maybe try chain swords in the foreground with rotala indica mid/back with some floating salvinia

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Check out this thread

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...e-u-grown.html

Its people talking about the different types of carpeting plants they have grown. As far as Glosso goes.. if I can't get my baby tears to take off, thats what I'll most likely be trying next.


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