Do not even try Dwarf Baby tears or Glossostigma. Everyone loves the looks of these from various shows but they require a lot of water movement, light, and CO2. Most are actually grown in a few inches of water and then once there is a lawn, you fill the tank up.
For a basic tank I would suggest Dwarf sags or baby tears (not dwarf). They grow about 2-3in tall and eventually make a decent dense carpet.
Just saw a picture of the Utricularia Graminifolia and I really like it... just don't know where to buy some. Did see an auction on eBay but it's realy no more then just 1 or two strands for $10 after shipping.
I don't see how some people get this carpeted look even with high light. I see their tanks and they've got bright lights but there are so many plants creating tons of shadows.... how is all the light getting to the tank bed?
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