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Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby aawnaik » Sun May 11, 2014 7:52 am

Which is the hardy carpet plant that would grow without Co2 for my shrimps tank. Tank size is 7*10*12 inch with 11 watt pl.


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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby sushant » Sun May 11, 2014 9:39 am

Marshelia,glosso and styrogene repens would be the best bet
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun May 11, 2014 10:23 am

Marselia hirsuta, Staurogyne porto vehlo, Anubias petite, Riccia.
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby aawnaik » Sun May 11, 2014 11:57 am

Thanks a lot for quick reply.
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby sub » Sun May 11, 2014 12:09 pm

Echinodorus tenellus , I hv this plant will take some time to adjust immerse to submerge ,once it get going will start sending runners , will give nice look of grass

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby -serok- » Sun May 11, 2014 2:12 pm

Eleocharis pussila or Micranthenum spec. "Monte carlo" would also be a nice choice for a groundcovering plant that grows without CO2. Furthermore they don't need much light. Here are some links to plants, that should easily grow without CO2.

http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants ... -e-parvula
http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants ... tripartita
http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants/marsilea-spp
http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants ... ntecarlo-3
http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants ... a-subulata
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Sun May 11, 2014 3:47 pm

I personally find it v hard to form true carpet without CO2 with above stated plants .......S.Sabulata is the best i had which to some extent covered most of the foreground .... r u going to use glute or Flourish excel ?? Will b looking forward to this thread........ i really want to see carpet forming in low tech set up

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby aawnaik » Sun May 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Since it is a Shrimps Tank< I wont be using Glut. I will try with Tripartita which is available in my bigger Tank.
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby saikumar » Mon May 12, 2014 8:20 am

The fitting plant would be crypt parva, get around 30 of them and plant densely , hardy and can survive with slow growth.

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon May 12, 2014 11:39 am

List will be very helpful for all aquarists so I am making it sticky.
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