Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby Naufil » Mon May 12, 2014 9:26 pm

I am taking a guess that these plants can do well in a low-tech setup too. By low tech I mean less light and no co2. Am I right?



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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby mats » Sun May 18, 2014 5:51 pm

Crypt parva is the best bet for a low light medium light no co2 setup. But not easy to procure and at the same time turns out to be an expensive plant if you want to form a carpet.

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby sushant » Sun May 18, 2014 11:12 pm

mats wrote:Crypt parva is the best bet for a low light medium light no co2 setup. But not easy to procure and at the same time turns out to be an expensive plant if you want to form a carpet.

:1 , i was at a friends place few days ago and was surprised to see lush growth of Micrantherum umbrosum "monte carlo" that too without co2 and just one 14W CFL for a 18x12x12 tank surg
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby KarthikC » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:44 pm

I think tenellus, marsilea and crypt parva are good. Just give high flow n weekly twice water change and if possible cool water. I've had pretty good success with marsilea hirsuta. :)

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby saikumar » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:38 am

sushant wrote:
mats wrote:Crypt parva is the best bet for a low light medium light no co2 setup. But not easy to procure and at the same time turns out to be an expensive plant if you want to form a carpet.

:1 , i was at a friends place few days ago and was surprised to see lush growth of Micrantherum umbrosum "monte carlo" that too without co2 and just one 14W CFL for a 18x12x12 tank surg

you dint take pics bro?? even we wanted to do the " surg "

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby mats » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:12 am

Many guys hv mentioned marsilea here, but in my experience it doesn't do very well without co2 dosing.
Please correct me if I am wrong and also guide how to achieve success with it.
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby Arjun Tandon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:21 am

My experience says Marsilea appreciates a good substrate. But it doesn't mean it wont grow in inert substrates.
I have grown it in inert substrate with low light and no CO2- I did well
I have grown it in DIY mineralized vermicompost mix - It formed a carpet quickly and grew nicely
I have seen it growing in ADA - It literally explodes

In any case crypts are the sturdiest of all. Once they settle in, they behave like almost plastic plants. Never had crypt parva though.

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:22 pm

sushant wrote:
mats wrote:Crypt parva is the best bet for a low light medium light no co2 setup. But not easy to procure and at the same time turns out to be an expensive plant if you want to form a carpet.

:1 , i was at a friends place few days ago and was surprised to see lush growth of Micrantherum umbrosum "monte carlo" that too without co2 and just one 14W CFL for a 18x12x12 tank surg

What kind of water and water change schedule he is following?
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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby syed.ali » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:50 pm

parva is very slow growing plant so you would need lot of it for carpet marselius does very well without Co2 also, but good light . I had carpet without CO2, and 50%WC once a week

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Re: Hardy Carpet plant without Co2

Unread postby MaZz » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:13 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Marselia hirsuta, Staurogyne porto vehlo, Anubias petite, Riccia.


Anubias petite for carpet? Would love to see a picture. How long would it take to make a carpet of Anubias Petite?