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Old 01-17-2012, 03:05 AM   #1 
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Planted Aquarium Help!

ok im gonna show you guys an example of what i wanna do but i dont know how to do it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk1_N...el_video_title


how do u get grass like that ? i dont understand dose it grow all around ur tank after planting a little bit or dose it come in a carpet style were i just lay it down all over the tank?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:10 AM   #2 
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ok so i found out its called Hemianthus callitrichoides were do i buy this?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:16 AM   #3 
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this guy dose it im guessing its a process that takes time u plant some hear and there and it starts spreading

1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIYB_...eature=related
2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pb5v...eature=related
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lmfao i know im talking to my self but tryin to put out as much info so u guys can help me out this guy dose it like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzRJdzddEGk


so do i just put peaces all over the tank spread out like he did it and it will eventually start growing and forming a carpet?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:25 AM   #5 
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I believe HC is pretty hard to grow. You generally need a very rich substrate (such as aquasoil), CO2 and high lighting to get it to carpet like that.

It can take quite a while for it to carpet like that, which is why most people use the dry-start method where it is grown emersed (out of water).
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I believe HC is pretty hard to grow. You generally need a very rich substrate (such as aquasoil), CO2 and high lighting to get it to carpet like that.

It can take quite a while for it to carpet like that, which is why most people use the dry-start method where it is grown emersed (out of water).
what do you mean the dry start method? can u explain more please
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Well basically, it's where you have the tank full enough that only the substrate is damp/wet and plant out your HC or whatever plant you are using. You use cling wrap or a cover over the top to keep in the humidity and then you can spritz the plants with water and ferts whenever you think they need it.

Once your plants have established themselves, you then flood/fill the tank and if your conditions are right, there should be a period of minimal adjustment from emersed to submersed and you have (hopefully) a lush carpet of HC.
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Well basically, it's where you have the tank full enough that only the substrate is damp/wet and plant out your HC or whatever plant you are using. You use cling wrap or a cover over the top to keep in the humidity and then you can spritz the plants with water and ferts whenever you think they need it.

Once your plants have established themselves, you then flood/fill the tank and if your conditions are right, there should be a period of minimal adjustment from emersed to submersed and you have (hopefully) a lush carpet of HC.
ok what about java moss is it easier to grow because the HC sounds really difficult lol
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:08 AM   #9 
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Java moss is easy. There are a couple easy varieties of mosses. You could make a moss carpet I bet! It would look different, but still nice I'm sure! I do nothing with mine and it just grows in a clump on a log just fine. I want to make a moss wall in the future!

In fact:

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...IaaC2AW-oOCECg

Google search for java moss carpet!
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Java moss is easy. There are a couple easy varieties of mosses. You could make a moss carpet I bet! It would look different, but still nice I'm sure! I do nothing with mine and it just grows in a clump on a log just fine. I want to make a moss wall in the future!

In fact:

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...IaaC2AW-oOCECg

Google search for java moss carpet!
do i have to feed it any special nutrients or dose it just grow without any help?
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