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good foreground plant?

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I'm looking for something to cover the entire gavel with up at the front of my tank. I'd like to find something that I've seen in many pics in the album section, something that's very very dense, and low clinging to the ground. Any ideas? I'd like to form more or less a carpet to cover the substrate. Thanks for your help!
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Hemianthus callitrichoides will grow dense and compact under bright light.
Elatine triandra is another nice foreground plant.
You could always go with glossostigma, it is pretty fast growing and grows close to the ground. In recent years it seems like there has been a big increase in the number of foreground plants available.
I'd be interested in trying some of the hemianthus callitrichoides. Does anyone have a chunk they'd like to sell or something? Or any other suggestions? Thanks for the replies.
Dwhite the following is just an advise. I know is always nice to start with the latest but it is my experience that when a foreground needs to done "side to side" The amount needed is quite substantial.
I will advise you to start with some easy to grow plant that is readily available.
Glossostigma elatinoides can be obtained in LFS or can be purchased from one of our many sponsors! Seeking advise on designing your layout and planting your plants for a more effective result is always better than wondering how to? Please fell free to ask any question. We are more than happy to give you a hand!
Luis Navarro
Thanks, I do appreciate all the advice I can get. Here's my tank so far, I redid it about 3 months ago and all is doing well. I have approx 3 watts/gal and have Co2. Basically, I'm trying to cover the gravel in front of the wood (cropped out of the photo). I'd rather see green than gravel tan.[/url]
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