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I've been looking around for some different plants to add into to my creek-forest style tank. I have loads of moss, an Anubias Nana Petite, and a Anubias Nana. I want to add fissidens and hydrocotyle tripartita, but was hoping to find other plants to add in to complete the look.

It's a ten gallon tank, and I mostly want low growing "forest floor" like plants, and I was thinking S. Repens could be a good option. Will S. Repens grow without CO2? Tank is a ten gallon with two Sylvania Micro Mini 13 Watt CFL 6500k. I use Eco Complete, and am going to start taper off my dosing in the next few weeks (and pull out DIY CO2). Would I be able to grow this? I don't mind if it doesn't fully carpet, but would the plant survive?
 

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Staurogyne Repens can do just fine without CO2 but you will find that its growth is much more limited. Takes a while longer to root itself and won't spread out much but it is still very capable of surviving in your tank setup. Any idea how much output you are getting with your CFL's?
 

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Staurogyne Repens can do just fine without CO2 but you will find that its growth is much more limited. Takes a while longer to root itself and won't spread out much but it is still very capable of surviving in your tank setup. Any idea how much output you are getting with your CFL's?
Absolutely no clue. The whole tank is pretty darn bright though, and my mosses are growing pretty fast, but all of my plants are pretty hardy. Anubias put out new leaves pretty frequently. I am happy with the growth overall, and all of my plants are healthy. Algae is ok at a 7 hour photoperiod, have diatoms and some green algae, but otherwise nothing else. Seems to be pretty good light, would guess around medium light level.
 

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Absolutely no clue. The whole tank is pretty darn bright though, and my mosses are growing pretty fast, but all of my plants are pretty hardy. Anubias put out new leaves pretty frequently. I am happy with the growth overall, and all of my plants are healthy. Algae is ok at a 7 hour photoperiod, have diatoms and some green algae, but otherwise nothing else. Seems to be pretty good light, would guess around medium light level.
I have heard of it growing in low light but not very well. I would take a chance and try it out. If you have medium light then it should be okay. I would also suggest getting some root tabs. I noticed some success after I added them.
 

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I have heard of it growing in low light but not very well. I would take a chance and try it out. If you have medium light then it should be okay. I would also suggest getting some root tabs. I noticed some success after I added them.
I have a few root tabs I shoved in when I scaped the tank (Flourish ones), so hopefully it might be able to grow. If it doesn't carpet I won't be hurt, but I want it to survive :hihi:
 

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I have had good luck with this plant in a no-CO2 tank. Substrate is MTS, light is around 25-30 PAR at the substrate, and I have soft water.
 
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