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Any ideas for low-med light plants that could be used to carpet the tank?

I was thinking flame moss or something similar.

This is a low-tech tank. Sand is currently the substrate.
 

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I am doing Micro Swords with Medium Light, they looked like they were melting initially , but after that initial adjustment, they came back nicely and started to spread a bit.
as far as using Mosses for Carpet, you can use almost ANY moss, Xmas, Java, Phoenix, Flame, Peacock.... etc. almost ALL moss will grow in low light.
 

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I am doing Micro Swords with Medium Light, they looked like they were melting initially , but after that initial adjustment, they came back nicely and started to spread a bit.
I've got micro sword too. That initial shock from planting will scare you for about a week, but as soon as you see that new growth you'll be SO excited. :-D
 

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I've been carpeting Hydrocotyle tripartita in my low-tech tank. My current set up is medium lights, dirt + 2mm size gravel.

With that set up it grows nicely, not the fastest but it's noticeable growth in a week or so. Propagates through cuttings and spreads horizontally with good lights + pressing down on the plant gently. In lower lighting set ups it tends to grow a little more vertically. It can also creep onto driftwood and rocks. Great if you want the look of little clovers growing across the foreground.

One thing I have noticed though, it is easy to pull from my gravel if it's not rooted well- your sand may suit it better.
 
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