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Fast growing emersed carpet

I'm experimenting with emerged growth and would like to try a carpet plant. I'd like one that will grow quickly (well, relatively quickly). I'm looking at baby years, hairgrass, and the marsilea family. Any tips on what to use or plants I hadn't thought of?
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never have any standing water, make sure that the container IS NOT 100% sealed, and when u flood make sure there is enough co2
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The above is all excellent advice. I'd also add to use a fertile soil like aquasoil, or else make sure you use root tabs.


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Look into the dsm (dry start method). Its been covered all over. The articles one it is more elaborate than just getting tips here and there. But dsm is your best route for carpeting success for the most part. Also search thru the forum for ground cover. HC (aka baby tears), UG, glosso are a few more to look into.

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