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jmlampert23 12-13-2009 03:22 PM

looking for specific plant
 
Hey guys/gals

I am looking for a plant that will not grow tall but will kind of like blanket the bottom of my tank. I guess i am looking for something like a grass or of the like.

what do you suggest?

thanks
-jamie-

Hawkian 12-13-2009 03:27 PM

You should totally look at the rotala pics that were posted by fish999 in this thread: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...lanting-32942/

jmlampert23 12-13-2009 03:31 PM

i saw that thread. i saw something that kinda resembled 4 leaf clovers or something. i want like a blanket on the bottom of my tank. i think it will look really nice

Hawkian 12-13-2009 03:39 PM

Awwww... I like that Rotala! It's awesome! OK ok... I'm letting it go now....

Look up Hemianthus callitrichoides "cuba" or something like that... may be what you're looking for...

mrdemin 12-13-2009 03:47 PM

dwarf baby tears

jmlampert23 12-13-2009 03:50 PM

thanks for the info!!!!!!

Angel079 12-13-2009 04:11 PM

Anything that'll grow a proper carpet on your bottom will need proper light/ enough light to get down there so no 2W over 200g mixture :-)
What grows well and fairly quick is Hairgrass Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) pot
Nice looking is Clover or dwarf baby tears CLOVER, FOUR LEAF (Marsilea quadrifolia) or Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides)(potted)
Or built a screen carpet the size you want and tie down Java moss to it, will take over on the screen bottom in no time and I'd have to say stay's the lowest outta all named options here

mrdemin 12-13-2009 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel079 (Post 289006)
Anything that'll grow a proper carpet on your bottom will need proper light/ enough light to get down there so no 2W over 200g mixture :-)

LISTEN to that, my baby tears are pretty much finished, never even spread off of the rock I bought it attached to. All my other plants are growing, but the tears refused to. Or the platys picked them to death.

Angel079 12-13-2009 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrdemin (Post 289011)
LISTEN to that, my baby tears are pretty much finished, never even spread off of the rock I bought it attached to. All my other plants are growing, but the tears refused to. Or the platys picked them to death.

What's your pH &KH? What fish you got in with the plants others then platy? What size tank you got vs what lights? dwarf baby tears are real picky on light and/ or nutrition.

jmlampert23 12-13-2009 07:15 PM

it looks like the plants you suggested, angel other than one of them can grow in low-high light. thanks for the info


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