11-29-2012, 05:45 PM
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Oh mosses sound like a great Idea... I love that kind of carpet effect any that you can recommend? I'm gonna try to get my hand on the H. Polysperma because it seems like a really pretty plant. it actually looks kinda like a plant in my girlfriends tank I've never IDed. So I'm thinking maybe I will do just like one stemmed plant grow a carpet of moss or some type of clover to the best of my ability and I'd really like to do some kind of floating plant. can you suggest anything that might fit that bill?
Originally Posted by blackwaterguy
I only have some experience with two plants on your list. The Hygrophila polysperma and Cryptocoryne wendtii.
H. polysperma is illegal to ship across state lines in the US. If you can find it though, it's a very easy, very pretty plant. The crypts I had tried before, got annoyed with and got rid of. Funnily enough though I'm giving them another try in a different tank (going to teach myself some patience). I have the bronze and have just ordered Mi Oya and green gecko for my new tank.
The onion plant sounds like it might get too big for that tank.
Stems I've tried under low tech conditions and had success with. These are all Asian for the most part.
Rotala 'Yao Yai'
Rotala 'green narrow'
Hygrophila 'tiger' (This one is South American, but might be easier to find than H. polysperma)
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'
Stargrass (South American, but easy and a fast grower even in low tech)
Currently I'm testing out Limnophila aromatica in a low tech setting...mixed results at the moment.
There's tons of other stems, but those are the ones I've tried and succeeded with. There's also plenty of other crypts. Mosses would probably be a good idea as both a hiding place and a grazing surface for shrimp.