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    SCAPE Member Jr. SCAPEr Alaura0202's Avatar
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    Carpeting plant

    My dwarf sagittaria is testing my patience and I will say I am failing. It is getting nice dense growth but still hasn't sent runners out so I want to move it to around my rocks and put something that is a little faster growing I'm for a carpet.
    What are some easier carpeting plants?
    I don't have CO2 as of right now if that helps narrow it down.

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    I learned that when dealing with plants patience is the best strategy. I don't know what can get easier than dwarf sag... I grow the stuff low tech in sand with tap water and rain water top offs.
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    Literal neglect, the proper amount of sunlight is keeping this alive right now. Not too much, not to little.

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    chunks are missing from me clawing out portions, to use in other tanks.
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    It definitely grows! Not saying doesn't. I just can't get it to send out runners! I didn't want to have to buy 30+ plants for it to create a carpet so I bought 8 and figured I would let it grow!

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    Maybe I will pull it out and put some in my dirted 5gal tank that is near my window and let it grow there. Then I can just grab some as it grows and slowly make a carpet in my 40g.

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    Pygmy chain sword is a much easier carpet plant IME. I threw in a single plant and after adjusting to its submersed form, it only took a few days to send out some runners. I tried dwar sag in the same tank and failed lol. Agreed with Zenzu though, patience is key with planted tanks.

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    Some easy carpets acording to tropica are:

    Helenthium tennelum (pygmy chain sword, comes in green and red)
    Hydrocotyle tripartita (ex sp. japan)
    Lileopsis brasiliensis
    Lileopsis novae-zelandiae
    Littorella uniflora
    Marsilia crenata
    Marsilia hirsuta

    Also buce and crypt parva would always work, but you said you wanted something growing fast. However you might be able to buy a mat, but it will be very expensive

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    I would try glosso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.PurpleJacket View Post
    I would try glosso
    Glosso is pretty high tech

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