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Old 11-04-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Grass like plant

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I have seen a bunch of planted tanks that look like they have a nice grass/moss that is on the bottom of the tank. and it looks real nice. What is it? Is it ok to have it even though im not expierenced in plants? thanks.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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ok

the bottom, or front is called the foreground.

there are many foreground plants, some include HC, glosso, riccia, HM, java moss, hairgrass, sag, and many many more!

most foreground plants require high light and co2 to really thrive, but there are some low maintenance plants.

the "carpet" you see is quite dificult to grow and takes alot of time!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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oh ok thanks
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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Yeah, like runnin' said there's quite a few different ones that are quite popular. If you point out which one you're referring to we can id exactly which one it is.
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Well since your limited like I am with a low-tech setup, you should try what I might try. Well my lfs is finally ordering some java moss, so what i'm going to do is planted some on my drift wood, but then for the foreground carpet type look that your looking for, i'm going to plant the java moss in my sand, then just keep trimming it and pushing it down a little so it will get nice and think and shortish, it will be perfect for fry cover or for bettas to hang out in ect.
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Well since your limited like I am with a low-tech setup, you should try what I might try. Well my lfs is finally ordering some java moss, so what i'm going to do is planted some on my drift wood, but then for the foreground carpet type look that your looking for, i'm going to plant the java moss in my sand, then just keep trimming it and pushing it down a little so it will get nice and think and shortish, it will be perfect for fry cover or for bettas to hang out in ect.
You may be better off getting some flat pieces of slate and some fabric mesh instead of planting it.
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You may be better off getting some flat pieces of slate and some fabric mesh instead of planting it.
I was thinking about the slate but then thought that might be bad laying out all the slabs across the bottom if you want a full carpet around the aquarium
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I guess I haven't tried it myself, but I don't think any sort of moss would "plant" well in a substrate considering the fact that it doesn't really have roots.
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I guess I haven't tried it myself, but I don't think any sort of moss would "plant" well in a substrate considering the fact that it doesn't really have roots.

Yeah but i'm sure there is some way you could get it to work. I'll try it soon enough once I get mine by the end of the week.
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Mosses will secure themselves to a substrate over time - not really rooting, but it will hold itself down.
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Yeah, like runnin' said there's quite a few different ones that are quite popular. If you point out which one you're referring to we can id exactly which one it is.
any thing easy and low tech
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:19 PM   #12
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Drift wood is just water logged wood right? or is it some type of specific thing that i have to go buy?
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