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Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 03:35 AM
any suggestions on plants that cover........fast

baby tears??

cocoa_pleco
02-16-2008, 03:42 AM
try java moss

jbeining75
02-16-2008, 03:44 AM
I agree with cocoa Java moss is a winner

Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 03:46 AM
I cant find it anywhere
and when i do.....i just happened to leave my wallet at home or its more than what ive got on me

Lady Hobbs
02-16-2008, 03:50 AM
Depends totally on what you have for lights.

cocoa_pleco
02-16-2008, 03:50 AM
its cheap, i got a golfball sized clump for $1 and in 6 months i have a garbage bag full, i give it free to other people in the city so they can start their own clumps.

it grows fast and is low light

Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 04:09 AM
5518

this is what ive got

Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 04:12 AM
i was fixing to ask but then i saw that your in Canada

smaug
02-16-2008, 04:12 AM
5518

this is what ive got
Unfortunatly thats insufficient for most plants especially ground cover,most low growing plants such as that require high lighting to stay compact.

Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 04:14 AM
its only a ten gallon tank
and it seems to be supporting everything else in there

smaug
02-16-2008, 04:19 AM
its only a ten gallon
I see that is a halogen bulb?What type of fixture do you have?Is it a standard non balast type.I may be wrong and spoken too fast

Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 04:22 AM
lol...... yes it is

smaug
02-16-2008, 04:25 AM
yes it is ,what.There is a large differance between what is called a halogen bulb.If it does not use a ballast then the intensity would leave something to be desired as compared to a ballasted fixture.What other types of plants do you have that are doing well other then whats in your sig?

Outdoor101
02-16-2008, 04:28 AM
no balast
thats all the plants in it

cocoa_pleco
02-16-2008, 04:29 AM
thats not really a proper bulb but ive grown java moss in a no light tank so it will work.

it would be impossible to get some through the border form canada to the US, else i could give you a clump. my 10g tank with lone auratus had a gumball sized clump and 99% of the tank is full of java moss now, he LOVES it though

smaug
02-16-2008, 04:34 AM
cocoa is correct,java moss will grow no matter what.Unfortunetly your bulb is really just an incandesent which really do no do so well as compact fluoresent,There are some screw in type cf that will do better for you here is a link.
http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10916/product.web
The plants you have are doing well with the light they have because they are generally not very light hungry.The cfs in the link should really help.Good luck.