Growth Rate: Slow
Max Height: 8in
Light Demand: Low
C02: Small amounts of CO2 can be helpful
In the interest of avoiding confusion, the Helanthium Tenellum has also been known as “Echinodorus Tenellus”. It is a very easy foreground grow, and is a flowering plant native to the United States. Other than using some nutrient-rich plant fertilizers, this plant is known for being relatively foolproof.
As it matures, the Helanthium Tenellum will change in appearance dramatically. This is seen for the most part in the petiole, which will go from hard to find to up to 4 centimeters in length as the plant grows.
They eventually become longer than the leaves themselves. The curved stem on the plant has the potential to grow up to 8 inches in length.
Does A Planted Aquarium Need A Filter?
When you have a lot of plants in your aquarium it helps keep the water clean. However, there are so many reasons why using a filter in your planted tank would still be recommended.
For example, even if you use some very basic canister filter media it will provide a little added benefit to the overall water quality in your tank. Better filtration, in the end, promotes better plant growth overall.
What are the best low light aquarium plants?
Many aquarium plants will do very well in low light conditions.
Here is a list of 12 great options:
- Staurogyne Repens
- Dwarf Sagittaria
- Pygmy Chain Swords
- Needle Spikerush Or Dwarf Hairgrass Carpet
- Marsilea Hirsuta
- Christmas Moss
- Pellia Liverwort
- Dwarf Spikerush (Eleocharis Parvula)
- Pogostemon Helferi
- Riccia Fluitans
- Utricularia Graminifolia
- Helanthium Tenellum
Do carpet plants need co2?
While CO2 is not required to grow carpet plants, it will definitely help grow healthy plants faster.
Carpets plants grow at the bottom of your tank in the substrate and are often the last plant to costume any available CO2 in your aquarium, so adding a source of C02 can be beneficial but not required.