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What's your favorite foreground plant
Old 03-14-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
 
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What's your favorite foreground plant

I've decided to get into planted tanks, and will carpet my ten gallon "learning tank" What is the best one for the job and why?
I'll be using Flourite substrate, a 96, 6700°K watt CF light, and will be using this CO2 unit: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113779


-Chain Sword
-Java moss
-Dwarf Hairgrass
-Glossostigma
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
 
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dwarf hairgrass, because it is easy to maintain, and it looks like an aquatic lawn- and it doesnt mind being trimmed.
just click the picture and it should take you to a larger picture.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
 
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anything that doesnt get eaten :D
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
 
java moss, very very easy to take care of, good to hide fry and as spawning substrate, will carpet, easily grown, doesnt need much light or CO2. Barely a chance any fish will eat it.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
 
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i tried ricca and it lasted all of 2 hours is java moss distasteful to fish? i find the main culprits are my keyholes
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:45 PM   #6
 
yeah java moss doesnt taste good for fish
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:57 PM   #7
 
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i love dwarf hair grass im trying to find some but i cant find any ( i dont want to give my credit card number on the internet)
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:59 PM   #8
 
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dwarf hairgrass, because it is easy to maintain, and it looks like an aquatic lawn- and it doesnt mind being trimmed.
just click the picture and it should take you to a larger picture.
Would the planned setup that I have be ok to get that lawn look using the hairgrass?
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:30 PM   #9
 
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E. tenellus and dwarf sags.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:02 PM   #10
 
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Take your choice, with 96 watts over a 10 gallon you can grow anything! Including tons of algae. Make sure your CO2 levels are over 30ppm at all times and make sure your plants have all the nutrients they need. You will likely see your nitrates bottom out in days if you don't dose as well as most of the rest of the nutrients the plants need.

With that lighting you can do Glasso, Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC), dwarf hairgrass, and pretty much anything else and all of them should stay low because the light will keep them low.

I would really like to see a diary of this tank when you get it started.

I would also consider getting a pressurized system but you might get along with the other unit for a while. Just make sure the levels are 30-50ppm and stay above 30ppm.

Now if it isn't 96 watts then ignore me, ;).
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