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Dwarf Sag carpet

I am wanting to do a carpet in my 55 gallon with Dwarf Sag, not sure how much of it to buy. Any suggestions?
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I would get 5-6. If it likes your tank you will have a 100 in a month. Very invasive plant.

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Thanks OVT, I have 5 now floating in my hospital tank, just waiting on my substrate to be delivered this week to move it to the 55. Cant wait to get started on my first planted. Hopefully it will turn out looking as nice as some of the ones I've seen posted on the forum.
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its a very undemanding plant. I'm sure it will carpet without much difficulty


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I had like 150 that I took out of my 45 to plant in my 80 and its not enough to make a 'carpet'. It will fill in after a while though. It is a slow grower in low tech tanks.


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Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments. I didnt buy a lot of dwarf sag but I have about 8 different types of plants. Hopefully I can arrange it fairly nice and it will fill in quickly.

I have a question about co2. Is a diy sufficient for a 55 gallon or should I buy something more substantial? I have the diy on my 20 gallon right now and it seems to be doing fine but thats a lot smaller tank. Its just a 1 gallon juice bottle with the air line running to a power head. The powerhead chops the bubbles up small enough that you can barely see them.
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My personal opinion: either go pressurised (with a dual stage regulator) or go without.

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I haven't dabbled in CO2 yet, but from everything I've read on the subject 55g is too big for DIY CO2


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I haven't dabbled in CO2 yet, but from everything I've read on the subject 55g is too big for DIY CO2
I would say anything larger than a 30g, and DIY CO2 starts to become a hassle (since you start to need more than 1 bottle running)

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Thanks everyone for the quick answers. Very helpful stuff. My plan is to get it all started Saturday since that's my only day off of work. Once I get it planted a little If it doesn't look too horrible Ill take a pic or two.

I also got a bunch of tools that look useful from the local hospital. I know someone that works in the surgical part where they keep all the tools. She brought me like 6 pairs of long curved scissors and some different types of long tweezers and things like that. Not sure how good they are yet but you can't beat free ( Just wanted to note that they aren't stolen, my wording makes it sound that way. They get thrown away for various reasons, instead of tossing them she just ran it through their sterilizer for me and resealed them all )
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I would get 5-6. If it likes your tank you will have a 100 in a month. Very invasive plant.

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started from 2 stems of dwarf sag...



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started from 2 stems of dwarf sag...

Wow, how long did it take 2 to spread like that? Looks good, if mine will spread and grow in that healthy I'll be happy.
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And,, if I am not mistaken, that's a 300g tank lol.

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Here's my carpet when it was first planted on Jan 8


Here's almost exactly 2 months later


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Also a nice looking tank. Thanks for the photos. I have one more question and I'll leave you guys alone. I'm gonna order some new lighting. I'm looking atFinnex FugeRay Planted+ 48" led lights. Are those a good option for me or is there something better in that price range? The led lights that came with the tank are def not gonna cut it for most plants.
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