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Easiest Carpet Plant - Low Tech ADA Aquasoil

Discussion in 'Substrate' started by Shane P., Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi guys,

    I recently found someone selling aquasoil, and so I capitalized on the opportunity and purchased half a bag. What are some easy carpet plants that I could have in a medium light/no co2 aquarium with the soil?

    Thanks!
    Shane
     
  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Do a bit of research on each of these plants first.

    Dwarf Sagittaria:

    Marsilea Minuta:

    Helanthium (Echinodorus) Tenellus:

    Cryptocoryne Parva:

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks keith! I shall research those plants! Are there any other varieties that would be easy to carpet?
     
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    One good plant is Anubia nana, OK before another poster says its a NONO it can be done very easily. Tie a piece to a small piece of old soft DW (that is a must) bury the DW but not the plant at all. It will attach itself to the DW then it start spreading across the Substrate. It worked for me many times. All the Anubia requires is good clean water and liquid ferts regularly.

    There are bound to be others that members have tried and used very successfully.

    It also depends on what is Available.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool! I will definitely be trying that out. I have alot of anubias nana.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Many will tell you it cannot be done. The secret is not to bury the fine runners of the Anubia just let it roam free.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Pogostemon helferi. I discovered would make an awesome non traditional carpet. Mine has close to tripled at 35 par in 4 months.

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    [​IMG]

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    You can see like the one in front corner was one plant.
    Also can see c.parva
     
  11. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    fichamp

    Its not only the picture its all reliable information about that plant which to Shane is what he requires about the suggested plants.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  13. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    that looks like an interesting plant, i'll see if i can find it!
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Shane if you have any problems finding it ask Shawn he might know where it can be bought.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that I need to ask Shawn as neither of my LFSs have it.
     
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    Did you see link I sent. Pretty affordable. A dollar a stem.

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  18. Shane P.

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    Didn't see it LOL I will check it out
     
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    you can try monte carlo
     
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    Shane any luck with getting your plants yet?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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