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Post by Tommore on 22/1/2013, 19:43

Hi guys what plants can I get for my 8ft aquarium, I want something that will grow like a carpet rather than up over?

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Post by onlineman on 22/1/2013, 20:09

pygmy chain swords are good...they put off runners and a new plant pops up...nip them off...re plant where you want and keep doing that...thats what i did when i wanted bottom cover...also...Sagittaria subulata Dwarf Grass...it does the same but is about 3 inch in height...you can get 25 of them off ebay for £6.69 delivered...not bad when you think each plant has the capability of producing endless offspring !
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Post by Tommore on 22/1/2013, 22:36

Oh wicked will have a look at the chain swords

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Post by debnel on 22/1/2013, 23:02

I have got several batches of plants from eBay & been pleasantly surprised with low cost & reasonable quality. They arrived in good cond at a fraction of price of Lps. This is why my tank is so well planted...I found a cheap way to buy!
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Post by Tommore on 22/1/2013, 23:14

Cool never thought off ebay, I fancy having a carpet effect on the bottom of my tank so need quite a few lol

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Post by Tommore on 22/1/2013, 23:16

What about moss loads people selling that?

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Post by onlineman on 23/1/2013, 12:29

moss can be ok but it goes wild and just grows where it wants..it can easily reach upwards to the top of the tank...however...you can get a low growing one but it costs a fair whack !...ive bought lots of times from ebay (plants)...always been pleased...and the one at £6.69 for 25 delivered was very good and healthy...still have some of the same plant growing from 2 yrs ago !...just counted 11...and they could be split if i wanted the carpet effect !..i have them dotted here n there !
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Post by onlineman on 23/1/2013, 12:34

ive used a company on the net called java plants several times too...good quality plants, good selection , always been helpful and ive alwys been pleased...you can view all the plant varieties online ie background..midground...foreground before you buy...and prices are decent too...only downside is delivery...they only post out on a certain day so it can seem an age for them to come...i think its a wednesday they post ?...so if you order on a monday or tuesday...its the following week before the plants are dispatched as they need time to get and package your order, still worth a look tho !

http://www.java-plants.com/index.php?cPath=21&gclid=CKTIreW9_rQCFWbKtAodqWAA_Q
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Post by Tommore on 23/1/2013, 15:39

Cool I did buy quite a few pots from paddock farm at there open day and spilt them and planted it all like I was told and with in 2hrs the fish had picked them all out and ate them ha ha. Really want ones that are gona be max about 1inch high and fast growin

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Post by onlineman on 23/1/2013, 17:42

Sagittaria subulata Dwarf Grass grows about 3" high....dwarf pygmy chain swords are about 1-2"....so they might be your best bet....buy a few and in time they should do the job
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Post by Guest on 24/1/2013, 18:35

will try some of them myself they sound just the job thanks online man for the names of them

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Post by Tommore on 26/1/2013, 19:35

Also I've got a tree root in my tank which goes right up to the water line and was fancying some sort f plant to attach to it to grow up it but must be low growing, any ideas?

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Post by onlineman on 27/1/2013, 11:49

best bet is to look up aquarium plants online and look thru the vast amounts there is...javaplants is a good starting point....they have pics of 95% of their plants...try wikipedia too....just google low growing aquarium plants and im sure there will be masses come up !...you can get low growing mosses off ebay but they are expensive and are shipped from malaysia and the likes so becareful there !
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Post by Miss-Pepper on 27/1/2013, 13:22

You can use brazillian pennywort as ground cover, just have to trim the upward shoots Smile

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Post by onlineman on 27/1/2013, 14:32

according to sources ive read that grows 4-6 inches in height ?...tommore wants a low growing 2" or 3" plant as far as i can tell ? althought it is very fast growing so im told
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Post by Guest on 30/1/2013, 15:26

been a good few suggestions there i have have googled them and they all look very nice

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Post by Guest on 17/2/2013, 14:40

i am going to buy some of the suggested plants

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