Advice on a carpet

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by johηski, 20 Aug 2008.

  1. johηski

    johηski Member

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    Hi guys, Im going to be setting up pressurized FE CO2 this weekend. I have all the bits apart from the FE wich i should get this week.

    Basicly what i need with help is, a carpet plant wich would grow nicely in just plain sand.

    Thanks.

    2WPG
    90ltr tank
    pressurized CO2
    TPN+
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    marsilea is an easy carpet plant.
     
  3. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    With enough lighting, CO2 and nutrients they should all do fine even in plain sand. Marsilea is good and tough, but a bit slower growing. Glosso needs good conditions but when you get it right it grows very fast so good if you're impatient!
     
  4. Calum

    Calum Member

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    Echinodorus Tennellus makes a nice grassy lawn effect and spreads rapidly by runners, i managed to grow this even in low light pretty well.
     
  5. johηski

    johηski Member

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    How much Eleocharis Acicularis do you think i would need to cover a 20g long ? 30x12x15
     
  6. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    I'd start with 2-3 pots to start with and if you need more go from there. Once it gets established it grows and spreads quite quickly though. Echinodorus tenellus is even faster growing, I put 25 plants of this in my shrimp tank a couple of months ago, and now there are probably more like 200 plants of it. :wideyed: I like to mix ET and eleocharis, it gives a lovely dense carpet.

    Ade
     
  7. johηski

    johηski Member

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    Thanks, i might mix ET & EA. see how it goes.
     

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