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post #1 of 4 Old 01-08-2008, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Ideas for low but full plants

I've seen these tanks that look like they have long grass, 4 inches tall maybe, almost all over the forground of the tank and it looks great! I'd like something that will grow fairly quickly and not require a whole lot of light since i don't think it will get much through all of the my other plants especially once they fill in. I had swords in my old tank so full that you almost couldn't see anything from the bottom 6 inches of the tank. I split them with my neighbor when I changed tanks and didn't keep enough for myself so I have to start over again!

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-08-2008, 09:34 PM
Dwarf sags and micro swords come to mind with the description you give. Some species of najas are also used in the foreground. This plant can achieve a carpet effect when kept neatly trimmed. Some even use java moss.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-09-2008, 01:54 PM
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Echinodorus Tennelus can grow low and grows fast enough to form a sort of carpet. I have heard it is hard to control but might be worth a try.

The micro swords for sure. But I have heard they require medium or higher light to grow. I tried it once and with my standard hood at 15 wats on a 10 gallon it turned yellow and died. Might be able to now with over 30 watts but haven't tried it again.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-12-2008, 12:10 PM
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Dwarf Sag is the way to go for a grassy lawn. Another thing that you can do for a lawn like effect is to cover slates with javamoss and lay them on the substrate. In the past I have recommended using needlepont grid for this, but the neat thing about using slate is you can pull it out of the tank and hold it upside down over a tray to trim the moss to a uniform height.

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