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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Carpet

I intend to make a carpet in the new tank when it arrives. Can anyone tell me about or have experience with the three plants below and which would be best in my parameters?

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Dwarf Hairgrass 'Blem'
Dwarf Baby Tears
Lilaeopsis nova 'mini'?

My parameters:
pH 7.8
GH 9
KH 9
Coralife T-5 6,700 Daylight and Colormas lamps
No CO2 but I do use Excel
Root tabs
Substrate: Sand
Tank: 30x12x12

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 06:01 PM
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Russ, I used T5s on my tank with those dimensions--which I thought was a great idea!--and ended up frying some of my plants--especially the frogbit on top. :-/ It was actually too much light, despite looking gorgeous, and I've gone back to trying a single T8 daylight tube. My sorority isn't nearly as pretty as it was under the T5, though.

I have had no luck with Dwarf Hairgrass or Dwarf Baby Tears. In particular, the Dwarf Baby Tears I got died quickly in a variety of my NPTs. I intend to try Glossostigma and Crystalwort next and have really high hopes for the latter.
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I didn't have luck with Baby Tears but that was when I was running the LEDs that came with the 5-gallon. I was going to try Glosso but was told I'd need CO2. This T-5 is the only light I have. I'll keep my fingers crossed; thanks for the information.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 06:59 PM
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I tried one of those Topfin DH packages from Petco/smart. I figured it was cheap, so if it didn't work I wouldn't be too upset.

It has taken over my tank. I had to pull a ton up yesterday so I can see my erio. Make sure you use some kind of barrier to keep it where it belongs.

My tank is a 6g Aquastyle, with their LED light, MGOPM base, sand cap. I dose Flourish irregularly and just started Exel.
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