Carpet Plants Recommendations?

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Hi I’m starting a 60 gal (heavily) planted aquarium and was looking for a nice carpeting plant. Tank has no co2 but great lighting.
Preferably something that fills out quick and doesn’t need ferts.
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I'd recommend Monte Carlo.

I also have a tank with nice lighting but no CO2, no ferts. I planted monte carlo a week ago and it is already starting to fill up.

Hydrocotyle Japan and S. Repens are also good, but they don't grow quite as fast.
 
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Ok thanks so much
how much would it cost on average?
And how many portions would I need?
 

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Ok thanks so much
how much would it cost on average?
And how many portions would I need?
Mine cost $6 per cup, and it was all I needed for a 10 gallon. I would get at least 6 for a 60 gallon if you want the carpet to fill in at a reasonable rate.
 

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Also what type of lighting? Monte Carlo can grow without co2, albeit slowly as mak stated, however still needs some decent lighting at the bottom along with ferts/root tabs...

I would go with hydrocotyle triparta Japan, dwarf sag, micro swords (lileaopsis), etc in favor of Monte Carlo in a tank that deep with no co2.
 

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Would a liquid co2 work?
Liquid CO2 helps plants no doubt, but in my opinion is only around 30% as effective as injected CO2 for Monte Carlo specifically. It is more effective for easier plants, and it's effectiveness decreases as you get to the more CO2 demanding plants.
 

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Liquid CO2 helps plants no doubt, but in my opinion is only around 30% as effective as injected CO2 for Monte Carlo specifically. It is more effective for easier plants, and it's effectiveness decreases as you get to the more CO2 demanding plants.
I want stag repens and dwarf sag
 
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You will definitely need some form of fertilizer then, what light do you have?
I have a USA current light
And what’s the best and easiest ferts I heard about tabbs and all sorts of stuff any recommendations?
 
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