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Old 11-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #1 
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Grass like plants for aquarium?

Is there a plant I could get to put on the bottom of my fish tank to make it look like a "grass" or "carpet" look to it?

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #2 
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Dwarf pygmy chain is your best bet for lowtech and no CO2.

Make sure you have something besides gravel, preferably a fertile substrate as well.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #3 
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is there anything else that's a bit shorter, but more fuzzy and soft? Like a moss kind of type.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:35 AM   #4 
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Uh, moss.

Just make your own moss tiles and lay them on the substrate. If you want anything that carpets in a low tech you are limited.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:55 AM   #5 
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Uh, moss.
Made me lol XD


flame moss is nice. Ive yet to get some peacock ;(
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #6 
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Do you use gravel or sand for flame moss? and how do you clean it? It is very pretty and might work but I am afraid it will grow to big for my tank.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #7 
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LOL! Moss grows VERY slowly. It would take a long LONG time (think year(s)) to have moss overrun your tank
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #8 
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Aww man lol. I'll probably try the Dwarf pygmy chain.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #9 
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Mosses don't grow that slow..

Just search the forum for "moss wall"

If thats too much work and you don't have too much filtration, you can still just cut up a portion of java moss into real tiny pieces (in a food processor perhaps) rinse the pieces if you can, then dump them in your tank. They'll anchor themselves all over your tank decor and substrate.

Mosses would grow best in a dry start: if you have an extra tank pm me and Ill come back and tell you how.
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Mosses don't grow that slow..

Just search the forum for "moss wall"

If thats too much work and you don't have too much filtration, you can still just cut up a portion of java moss into real tiny pieces (in a food processor perhaps) rinse the pieces if you can, then dump them in your tank. They'll anchor themselves all over your tank decor and substrate.

Mosses would grow best in a dry start: if you have an extra tank pm me and Ill come back and tell you how.
I actually saw some one else do this on another forum, was quite interesting. With more area where the moss will grow, it does make sense that chooping it up will make it grow in faster.

Moss, if wanted to made into a carpet type plant will do fine in anything because it doesn't really root in the same way other plants do. The most common method is the moss ceramic tiles, or stainless steel mesh with moss sandwiched in between. It will grow in eventually depending on your tank conditions. Moss may grow fast in some tanks but slow in others.

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