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Old 04-18-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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carpet plant reccomendations

Im trying to get some ground cover in my 29. I have some dwarf sag. sword grass? (I think thats it I forgot) and some of the clover looking stuff, lol. sorry I cant remember the names of all these things.
If yo ucould please post pics and names, and basic names of the plants you have. Thanks. Dan
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hows your lighting? Most ground cover needs high light, but there are exceptions. Clover seems to do well in med-low lighting. As for hairgrass, dwarf sword, etc, I believe you will need decent lighting.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:57 PM   #3
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are there any links to buy those types of plants and pictures of them?
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http://www.azgardens.com/potted_plants.php

Clover is on this page.

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Old 04-19-2006, 01:27 AM   #5
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anything for 1.5 to 2.0wpg? it says clover needs high lighting
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It says high lighting, but the clover in my tank is doing just fine at about 1.25w/g. It's a 26G with a 65W fixture running a 50/50 bulb, total 32.5W. The other half is actinic. And the clover is doing great.
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do a search for clover

If I had to make a recommendation only of what I have seen and read it would be

Hemianthus callitrichoides

What it is I am not sure but it looks cool and should work.
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do a search for clover

If I had to make a recommendation only of what I have seen and read it would be

Hemianthus callitrichoides

What it is I am not sure but it looks cool and should work.
where would you buy this plant?
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Online is the only source I have for most plants, although I have never ordered online. My LFS doesn't even have a way to order any of the clover nor the other. I will be ordering a clover or the callitricoides as soon as I get enough information to choose the right one.

Ask your LFS if they can order them. Most of them should be able to get one type or more, I just live in the middle of nowhere and shipping is hard here. If your LFS doesn't carry them or won't order them, buy them online. I think all of them should ship really well. Like I said, unless my LFS comes through, I will be ordering mine soon.

Online try www.aquariumplants.com
www.floridadriftwood.com

Others will know some good places to order from.
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Online is the only source I have for most plants, although I have never ordered online. My LFS doesn't even have a way to order any of the clover nor the other. I will be ordering a clover or the callitricoides as soon as I get enough information to choose the right one.

Ask your LFS if they can order them. Most of them should be able to get one type or more, I just live in the middle of nowhere and shipping is hard here. If your LFS doesn't carry them or won't order them, buy them online. I think all of them should ship really well. Like I said, unless my LFS comes through, I will be ordering mine soon.

Online try www.aquariumplants.com
www.floridadriftwood.com

Others will know some good places to order from.
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Glossostigma Elatinoides.



I've only had this plant for two weeks and it has grown a lot.
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i think I have some of that^. I have a odyssea cf light, right now with one 65w 10k and one 65w actinic, soom to be maybe a 65k
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Glossostigma Elatinoides.



I've only had this plant for two weeks and it has grown a lot.
is the bigger background plant the same as the foreground small one?
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i love glosso, but i can't find a store in chicago that sells it i need a good ground cover
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