Curious what this ground cover is

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fishorama

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It looks like hydrocotle tripartita or similar to me. It can be kept low or allowed to get taller as yours is doing with that 1 spot. If you want it low just pinch off the taller part or let it grow tall. It "can" grow with lower light & no co2 but is better with higher highish light & co2. Be very gentle when vacuuming near it, it's a bit fragile but pretty.
 

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It looks like hydrocotle tripartita or similar to me. It can be kept low or allowed to get taller as yours is doing with that 1 spot. If you want it low just pinch off the taller part or let it grow tall. It "can" grow with lower light & no co2 but is better with higher highish light & co2. Be very gentle when vacuuming near it, it's a bit fragile but pretty.
Would have my vote too.

But I wouldn't think of it as a carpet plant unless under higher light, as it's not gonna creep otherwise, just grow leggy.


If that helps.
 

ZSandmann

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Great! Thanks for that. I have never seen this one before and most of my lfs carry all the most common stuff so that's why I grabbed it. I'll move it to a more midground position since I'm not running any kind of complex setup at the moment.
 

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Some of my plant clubbers with small shallow tanks do use it as 2-3 inch low tech groundcover...but I think they're much more into maintenance (trimming) & fert dosing that I am ;) My tanks are fairly large & I'm lazy, lol.
 
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dougall

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I think it needs more light to stay close to the ground.
 
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