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Eleocharis vivipara is commonly known as sprouting spike rush, viviparous spike rush, and umbrella hairgrass.Eleocharis vivipara is one of the taller hairgrass species available to aquatic plant hobbyists.  There are other shorter growing hairgrass such as Eleocharis acicularis (15 cm) and Eleocharis parvula (6 cm).  Eleocharis vivipara is a tall grass plant, which can reach a height of 12 inches (30 cm) in the aquarium. It will grow into a dense mat when there is a high amount of light and carbon dioxide available.  This plant is an easy plant to grow and does well in a large range of water conditions.  In addition to...

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Eleocharis acicularis is also known as Dwarf Hairgrass or Needle Spikerush. Eleocharis acicularis is a carpet {foreground} aquarium plant with long grass-like stems. It grows up to 12-15cm. Dwarf Hairgrass forms compact clumps  that raise from a creeping rhizomes. Eleocharis grows rather fast  creating dense carpet in the aquarium.. Eleocharis acicularis is a great plant for beginners and experienced aquarists as well. Usually, Eleocharis accicularis is placed as carpet or midlleground plant. If you want to have green grass-like lawn, you have to trim Spikerush regularly. Eleocharis acicularis needs  acidic to lightly alkaline water: pH 6.0 - 7.2 and moderate...

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Bacopa monnieri, also called water hyssop, Brahmi or moneywort , is widely used aquarium plant.  Bacopa is one of the easiest and fast growing aquarium plants. it arises over the surface of the water if not trimmed. Then it blossoms. Its flowers are very small, usually white but sometimes  soft blue. Water hyssop can be placed as middleground or background plant creating wonderful aquascape because of the unique light green foliage. Bacopa monnieri requires regular pruning.   Just cut the top and plant in another place. It takes roots quickly. The parent plant branches very fast.  The best pH is 6.5...

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Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan Carpet Aquarium Plant Hydrocotyle Tripartita  comes from  South East Asia and Australia. It belongs to Family: Apiaceae It is one of the smaller varieties of hydrocotyle , thus is suitable for both small and large aquariums . Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan is almost recently popularized among the aquarists . On vertical stems it has small and vivid green  creeping leaves. It can be planted as carpet plant and middleground plant as well. Needs frequent trimming because it is rather  invasive plant and if neglected, covers everything. It grows extremely fast and doesn't demand any special conditions.Therefore is perfect...

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Glossostigma elatinoides, also known shortly as"Glosso",  is much in demand in Japanese-inspired aquariums. It is one of the smallest aquarium plants, and thus a good foreground plant. A difficult plant demanding a lot of light. Grows upwards if light is poor.   Glossostigma elatinoides is a medium difficulty stem plant that will thrive in aquariums with adequate lighting and not too hard water. The plant typically grows to a height of only 1.2 inches.The width of each leaf is about 1.2 inches, based on leaf growth.The leaf is petiolate. In order to achieve strong shoots the substrate should be nutrient rich and light intensity...

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