Glossostigma Elatinoides - Planted Tank Mates

Glossostigma Elatinoides

4” | Foreground | Advance

Co2: High | Light: High

Glossostigma Elatinoides

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Advance

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Low – High

Light Level: High

Tank Mates

Low foreground plants are great for invertebrates and bottom feeders to graze and hide.

Notes

This is another popular carpeting plant in aquascaping. The leaves are bigger than Dwarf Baby tears and their requirements are nearly identical.  To create a strong perspective, you can place the larger Glossostiga Elatinoides in the front and the smaller Dwarf Baby Tears further back.

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Description

4” | Foreground | Advance

Co2: High | Light: High

20” | Background | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

5” | Midground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

20” | Background| Easy

Co2: Low | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

3” | Carpet | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

Content

Glossostigma Elatinoides

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4"

Care Level: Advance

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Low - High

Light Level: High

Tank Mates

Low foreground plants are great for invertebrates and bottom feeders to graze and hide.

Notes

This is another popular carpeting plant in aquascaping. The leaves are bigger than Dwarf Baby tears and their requirements are nearly identical.  To create a strong perspective, you can place the larger Glossostiga Elatinoides in the front and the smaller Dwarf Baby Tears further back. Compare carpet plant options and select the next one for your planted tank See the diagrams on how you can setup CO2 for your aquarium

Echinodorus amazonicus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 20″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: In soil - Root Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: Not Required

Light Level: Low to Medium

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and Angelfish, Discus, Gourami, Guppies, Apistogramma

Notes

Oscars, Cichlids, Goldfish and Plecos may damage swords

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Sagittaria subulata

Characteristics:

Max Size: 5″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Midground

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and creates a nice habitat for bottom dwellers.

Notes

Dwarf Sagittaria is one of the easiest aquarium plants for beginners.  They're hardy and undemanding, sprouting runners in the soil.  You can densify them in the foreground or place them in spots at the midground of your tank.  Providing root tabs will supplement their growth.  Higher CO2 and lighting will grow and spread them rapidly.

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Ludwigia Repens

Characteristics:

Max Size: 20″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder + Water Column

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: Low

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Great for community fish, shrimp and snails

Notes

With proper substrate, lighting, CO2 and iron dosing, this plant can display vibrant red colors.

Read more about how to maintain Red Aquarium Plants See the diagrams on how you can setup CO2 for your aquarium

Taxiphyllum barbieri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Shrimps can graze and keep Java moss clean of algae.  In return, baby fry love to nest and hide in it.

Notes

As the name states, Java Moss is actually a moss and is a type of plant that has no roots. Their nutrients do not come from the substrate but rather the water column. This is probably one of the most hardy and versatile plant species you can ever grow. You can tie or glue them to rocks and wood and let them create a nice foreground. Some will tie them to shaped mesh and mimic a carpet appearance on the ground.

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Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Carpet and Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Optional

Light Level: Medium to High

Tank Mates

Great carpet plant.  Creates a lush looking lawn.  Closely resembles grass

Notes

Microsword is one of the easiest carpet plants for beginners.  They’re relatively hardy and look like real lawn grass.  Plant clusters about 1.5” - 2” apart and allow them to infill.  They have runners that spread over the surface and shoot roots down into the substrate.  When planting, angle into the substrate at a diagonal to minimize uplifting.

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