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suggestions for easy carpet plant?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
- Subject: suggestions for easy carpet plant?
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 08:36:27 -0500
- Conversation-Id: <BMSMTP87450311413a0206807 at dsks52_itg.ti.com>
>Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 18:52:56 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Ryk.Sheppard at oberlin_edu
>im kinda new to this, i currently have a 25 gallon tank with an eclipse
>on it(it has 2 15 watt bulbs) and im planning on doing a planted set up
>my current plan is to mix laterite, vermiculite and some peat in with sand
>for the bottom layer of substrate, and then cover it with a cap of clean
>i was wondering if anyone might have some suggestions for plants i could
>use for a short carpet, so far ive heard of dwarf sag, and pygmy swords,
>but i think they may get to high for what i need, i think i want something
>that would stay 4 inches or under.
One carpet plant that I'm familiar with is Lilaeopsis. It's leaves are
from 1-3" long when submersed. It is a high-light plant though, and may
not make it under your lighting.
Tropica has a write-up on it on their web page, and I have photos of mine
at my site:
http://www.dallas.net/~dwebb/aquarium/angel_and_l_brasiliensis.jpg I had a
spirogyra infestation as well at the time the picture was taken, so be
aware that the algae-looking masses are exactly that.
David W. Webb Texas Instruments
(972) 575-3443 (voice) http://www.dallas.net/~dwebb
(214) 581-2380 (pager) 2145812380 at alphapage_airtouch.com