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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a recommendation for forground

I have a 55 gallon and have some glosso in the forground. While it looks nice, I can tell it is going to be high maintenance. I am looking for something that will be a easier to control and still look nice.

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Hairgrass can be mowed down and will bounce back. It doesn't need to be replanted nearly as often as glosso. There are two different types that are good for foregrounds. Eleocharis parvulus stays about 2-3" tall and Eleocharis acicularis stays about 5-6" tall.


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Thanks I think I will give it a try.


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Pearlweed is often a midground plant and sometimes a foreground plant, Mine is growing flat with the current and looks very cool and responds fine to haircuts. AKA Hemianthus Macremoides. Looks like HC, but a bit larger leaves, I believe. Its fairly easy to grow and low maintenance. bob





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Pearlweed is often a midground plant and sometimes a foreground plant, Mine is growing flat with the current and looks very cool and responds fine to haircuts. AKA Hemianthus Macremoides. Looks like HC, but a bit larger leaves, I believe. Its fairly easy to grow and low maintenance. bob
I've done that in the past...low maintenance and pretty neat to see the stems crawl...but you do need relatively higher lighting IME. A great hiding place for baby shrimp!!

Another great one is Elatine trianda...I'm using that now...I like the more delicate look to the leaves. Creeps along the substrate with just under 3 wpg.

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All good suggestions so far. I had glosso once but I didn't like the crazy growth so I switched over to marsilea quadrifolia. It looks pretty much the same as glosso but grows alot slower.
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