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What is a quick-growing plant to carpetmy 55?

I have a 55gal tank with DIY co2 and ample light. I only have a few plants in it right now though. What type of plant can I add that would stay low to the ground but eventually form a "carpet" on the bottom the quickest? Right now I have a very limited amount of dwarf hairgrass, but I'm looking for something that might spread faster. Thanks!
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What is ample light?


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What is ample light?
It's an inherited hood with lamps about 6 months old:
~4.7 WPG (4x65W(10,000K)/55G) -
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Does HC spread faster that glosso? Maybe you'd like that. I know you probably don't want to hear this but patience pays off so much in this hobby. I am learning that the hard way. Get what you love the look of and it will fill in. If you buy lots and plant it in tiny pieces with tweezers, it will look more filled in faster.
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HM is a fast growing plant, It works better with high light to keep it growing as a ground cover. ( Hemianthus Micranthemoides)
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Microsword would carpet extremely fast in that tank, you'd have to start worrying about it mixing with everything it'd grow so fast.

for HM you'd have to trim it a lot to keep it from creating a bush. You can tame it to carpet, but if you want a carpet of HM, just use HC, it's nicer looking and carpets much better.
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Glosso is quick and looks nice.
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