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Old 11-04-2013, 04:33 AM   #1
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Carpet plants

Im seeking a hardy carpeting plant for my 29t any suggestions??
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What kind of lighting are you working with?
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2-T8 coralife colormax and 2 T5 standard 4100K. Upgrading the t5's in the near future tho just not sure when so i open to bulb suggestions also!
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Im sorry im forgetting some important facts!
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:07 AM   #5
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2- 17watt 24" T8s coralife colormax's....2-14watt 23" T5 4100k soon to be upgraded to 6000-7000
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:32 AM   #6
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Going to a 2x24w t5ho would be nice and make for less equipment on the top of the tank. What you have now sounds pretty good though, from what I've seen 2 bulb t5no on 29g puts the tank around medium light.

A few of my favorite plants at the moment are staurogyne repens and dwarf pennywort.
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What level of light would you say 2-tho would put me at?
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:32 AM   #8
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Upper medium to high depending on what brand you go with.
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Hydrocotyle tripartita aka Hydrocotyle sp. Japan would work and probably Downoi.
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Star. Repens needs a lot of light and consistent pruning to make it carpet. It's advertised as a carpet plant but if your lighting is not strong enough it will grow vertically. Very good looking foreground plant but not easy to carpet.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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You could say that about most carpet plants.
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Very true indeed.
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