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I have a 20 long shrimp tank that is probably the best looking tank i've put together yet but because of the high lighting, the potamogeton gayi spreads to the front of the tank on a weekly basis. It has the exact look that I wanted for this tank but now it seems like it's more trouble than it's worth. I think it would look better without any background plants but they really help with the uptake of excess nutrients. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what kind of stem I could get that grows at medium speed but doesnt produce any runners like this plant?

Tanks Specs:
20 long
4x24w tek (only 2 bulbs on 7 hrs)
ADA PS and AS
Pressurized co2
Plantex ferts

Fissidens Fontanus
Mini Pellia
Blyxa Japonica
Potamogeton Gayi
Anubias Nana "Petite"
UG
HC

After a big trim and thinning foreground (sorry for the bad pic)

 

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I can suggest Bacopa caroliniana sp. 'Colorata' or Limnophila sp. 'Mini'. Both are a little slower growing and certainly more controlable than the P. gayi. Both would also give you a tinge of red in your background.
 

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Thanks for the reply Mud Pie Mama. I don't really like the look of either of those plants but I probably can't really say unless I see them in person. Does anyone else have suggestions?
 
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