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Using unconventional plants to carpet

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has tried making a carpet out of ludwigia repens in a low trch before? I noticed it barely grows in a low tech and the trimming i put of 1.5inch is almost the same height after a month. Has anyone tried getting a bunch of these trimmings and making a nice thick carpet?
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That would look very nice. Give it a try and post some pictures!
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the only thing is, if you kept it that short it might not do well since the light would be even lower. However, I say give it a shot.

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hmm what do you guys think about using rotala rountifica? It was smaller leaves so can work well as foreground if kept short right?
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Staurogyne repens

more or less new to the hobby(2006) make a real nice
leafy fore ground plant.
grows like crazy....well in my tanks anyways



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damn those look really nice. Are they hard to grow? fast?
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very fast and bushy (in my tanks) med to high light i guess? (4 32 w T8 tubes + RGB leds /C02 75 gal

but almost as fast in a 20 and 30 running one and two, (respectively) T8 grow tube no C02
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hmmmmmm I want some haha no money right now. I will experiment with the ludwigia and if it doesnt look good than buy those
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I carpeted my tank with stargrass before
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hmmmmmm I want some haha no money right now. I will experiment with the ludwigia and if it doesnt look good than buy those
haha, i started that with 3 $8.00 packs of those "topfin" off the shelf
plants at petsmart.
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whatttt you mean the one in the tubes?!
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no, they are in the little hanging bags on the side of tube rack
(thats thinking most petsmarts are set up the same way)
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most likely talking about the tissue cultured plants
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Packages in little tubes they are grown emersed, in gel. You wash the gel off and plant. Very easy.
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i will be setting up a 7.5 rimless nano with ludwigia and taiwan moss this weekend. I will post pics!
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