Help looking for a carpeting and bushy plant

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This will be a 5G shrimp tank with whatever lighting I would need, but preferably not high light with CO2. Looking for a small amount of carpeting plant that stays fairly short that I can put along the back glass for about half the tank. Originally was thinking of dwarf hair grass, but maybe something shorter if possible. Also for a small "bushy" plant that is compact. Sort of like a windelow fern but more grassy/thinner leaves if possible.
While we're at it. What other mosses are somewhat easy to grow, other than java moss?

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I think micro sword would look good in that situation. You can cut it to whatever height you want.
 

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You could consider dwarf hairgrass (Elocharis acicularis) - it's a medium light plant, but should do pretty well in a shrimp tank.
 
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anyone have any experience or luck with flame moss? It just looks amazing!
 

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I could never find Flame moss in my parts

From what I understand (IIRC), it's fairly undemanding, slow growing, but the better the conditions, the better the growth. Can benefit from CO2
 

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I have seen people use riccia for carpeting and back walls. It can be tied down to grow mats you can put anywhere. I think they use that craft mesh and then just tie some down to it, and you can put that mesh square anywhere in the tank. Make a few of them for a carpet. Make a larger one for a back wall, etc. Here is a good link that gives the step by step procedure...

 
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I love the dwarf riccia but can it do well without CO2?
 

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