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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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What plants are this? How to grow?

I am into reef aquarium for 4/5 years, I want to build a small 10 gallon fresh water tank with carpet plant bed like this..

Any suggestion, how to proceed?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Is it dwarf baby tears?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2016, 10:26 PM
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Looks like glosso!
If you need carpet plants to grow healthy and thick like that. You'd probably need to look into injecting CO2 and high light
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I've gotten a pretty good "carpet" in low-tech tanks using Dwarf Sagittaria, although not nearly as dense as in that photo above, which probably has added CO2. Some of low-growing Cryptocoryne can also work pretty well without added CO2. But if you dont mind spending the extra money and time, a tank with CO2 allows you possibilities than a low-tech tank doesn't.
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go for the CO2. The pearling is just magnificent. Nothing like a lawn of HC with tetra swimming over it! I used to just mix sugar and yeast into a 2 L and it would last a few weeks, wasn't too much effort.. That, a ceramic diffuser, garden soil under a thin layer of inert substrate and a 6500 K flood light and my 10 gallon was looking nice!

Only problem with high tech is upkeep.. so sad to have to redo the tank every year or two


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Baby tears. I have a 75 g heavily planted tank and have some. I run 2 6500k lights and (2) 50/50 spectrum grow lights. I have 2 Marineland 350 HOB filters with 2 homemade CO2 generators, each piped into the intake tube of each filter. The surface agitation from the filters is restricted with mesh baffles. I use liquid fertilizers, and have pothos plants growing in the back of each filter with an external 6500k light shining on them. The lights and a UV sterilizer are on a timer, and when they shut off at night an air pump/air stone turns on to offset the CO2.
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