Plant swapping

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    Does anyone have any plants they don't want that could be used as a ground cover?
     
  2. Lupuscrux

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    i have/had some (will again soon) pretty sure its Ludwigia Peruensis and a small amount of Ludwigia Broad, seam to be cutting it back every 2-3 weeks just been turfing it out, couldn't guarantee it to be snail free tho.
     
  3. yangby

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    Wow! Just discovered this thread by accident! I'll be checking back in more often

    I'm actually after some carpet plants and some shrimp for an upcoming aquarium, anyone got any they're wanting to part with?
     
  4. BurningFeetMan

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    Can't go past Lamiaceae (sage) family of plants for ground cover. Bugs don't like them, they flower in part shade, you can make a bazillion cuttings of them to propergate into other garden beds, and they're easy to control/pull out.

    If anything, they're a little bit water dependant, which is solved with auto-magically timed irrigation.

    How big is the area that you're wanting to cover? Is it part shade and getting water? If so, let me know & I'll take a photo of the Sage I'm growing (I don't know the species unfortunately), and if you like I can get you some cuttings which will spring up in no time.
     
  5. yangby

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    Hi BurningFeetMan,

    It will be for a small tank. Approximately 50cmm x 25cm

    I'll have some drift wood and some stones on the floor as well, so I'll only need just a small amount to start the carpet and allow the carpet to slowly grow and build up overtime
     
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    i don't think burning feet got the "for shrimp in a tank thing", but it would be hard to go passed monte carlo (not that i have had any luck growing it) or baby tears is a good one for shrimp, i dont have any ground plants in my cherry shrimp tank they all live in the java moss attached to drift wood.
     
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    I'm thinking of getting monte carlo, I will look into baby tears too!

    Is Java moss hard to manage?
     
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    Nah not overly, it can take over the tank but it's easy enough to pull apart and transfer in to other tanks or give to people, I started with 1 "gold ball" size bit in feb last year i now have enough in my shrimp tank and my 3ft community tank along with a 2 foot tank out side full of it.
     
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    Wow! That's some decent growth

    I love looking at shrimp grazing on plants
     

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