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oooooo both of those look really nice

how about if i want something low growing that will creep like ivy
 

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HC is the most low-growing foreground aquatic plant known to the hobby right now. But good lighting and CO2 are required.

HM is HC's taller, stemmier cousin, but it too will creep outwardly instead of upwardly, as long as there is good light and CO2.

HM = Hemianthus micranthemoides (Baby Tears)
HC = Hemianthus callitrichoides (Dwarf Baby Tears)
 

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If your tank is larger than 29 gallons then I would probably go with pressurized. But if it is 30 gallons or smaller then you could definitely get away with DIY as long as you have good light, circulation, and a good way to dissolve the co2 into your water (there are those on this site who have larger tanks with DIY and are very successful). I just pump the co2 into the intake of my fluval 305 and it works perfect.
 

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darn...pressurized is probably better but can i get away wit diy
its going to be a 60gal. not that heavily planted
For a 60 gallon tank, I would say that DIY CO2 would become very expensive, very quickly. As such, you would be better off just investing in a pressurized setup from the start.
 
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