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Low light/low tech foreground plant.

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I recently set up a 20 long and need a recommendation for a foreground plant. My tank has a coralife t5 NO fixture. I am going to dose excel. The substrate is an inch of MGOCPM capped with black diamond blasting sand. So far I have wisteria and dwarf sag as foreground plants. Is there any plant that stays small I could put out front and would survive well in these conditions? I was thinking maybe crypt parva or pygmy chain sword. Thanks a lot, Matt.
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I was able to grow glosso in a dirted 20long with a single 24" t5ho and it stayed compact. Had a huge mat in a month maybe


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a safer bet would be marsalia, although I hear monte carlo grows low tech and I really like that stuff

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If you have dwarf sag and dirt, it's going to try to become your *only* foreground plant!
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Sounds like my set up.
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I realized I said I had wisteria and dwarf sag as foreground plants, I actually met back ground plants. Its only a 12 inch tall tank, so I put them in the back. Thanks for all the suggestions folks.


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The tank needs a background,foreground plants and hopefully some type of driftwood. I'm thinking more like a tangle of branches for the saggitaria to grow around. I need some very short plants for the front. There is a bit of frogbit in there as well. Got the plants off the forum. And I gotta say, I received very nice plants for a very cheap price. Now to figure out what plant to put out front. So far I'm loving the frogbit. I cut the roots as I read it loses them when put in new water. The next day I had roots back. A little off topic but can anyone tell me what plants these are. I got them in a plant bundle.
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Elocharis sp mini... But you need some co2 and a little more lighting.
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If you don't mind to wait for carpeting all the tank, you will be ok with your setup
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Thanks a lot. I don't mind waiting for a carpet to form. Just want to add one more plant species. This is going to be the tank for my rams, so I also have to save room for a couple caves.
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