Monte Carlo possible in this tank?

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  1. DD1880

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    Anyone know if it would be possible to grow a carpet of Monte Carlo in my 29 gallon no co2 tank? I dose Nilocg thrive 3 times a week for my rrf, java fern and Anubis. I have a Chihiros rgb 60 set at 50% now and am slowly raising to get the rrf red. Was just wondering if it was realistic to grow MC since I saw some at my lfs the other day. I only have gravel also. Thanks for any help.
     

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    Guess you never know unless you try each set up is different
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    Haha true.
     
  4. Jayefc1

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    Hi light is essential for mc though I do know it has been done in a low tech tank
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks. With high light and no co2 how do you keep algae at bay? I don’t plan on dosing co2.
     
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    I done it in previous tank using play sand as substrate, dual twin t5 unit, liquid Co2 and root tabs. Grew like weeds
     
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    Ok t
    ok thanks. Yeah I have a Chihiros rgb 60 so hope that can get bright enough to grow a carpet without algae problems!
     
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    Planning on growing another carpet, this time with leds... So hoping I'm successful again.
     
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