Easiest grass-like plant to grow

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    What's the easiest grass-like to grow? Something even a dumb-dumb could do in a less than optimal setup?

    And how hard is it to maintain a carpet of grass? Will cutting easily float to the top or will I have to muck around with a net closer to the bottom of the tank?

    Thanks :)
     
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    This will probably be Pennisetum clandestinum.

    It grows well in most circumstances.
     
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    For fishtanks I would suggest Echinodorus quadricostatus
     
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    Pygmy chain swords seem to do well under most lighting conditions but need a fine substrate. Same for hair grass but it needs more light.
     
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    Thanks fellas :)

    Andre, that 2nd one sounds like a nice option. Tyrone, I *love* the look of the pygmy chain swords! Are these sorts of plants easy to get? (Both)

    I'm getting guppy grass this weekend from Sean so I'll also see how that goes.
     
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    I have a few spare plantlets of the E. Quadricostatus. You are more than welcome to a couple...
     
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    w00t w00t :D Thanks Sean, SO looking forward to the weekend now!
     
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    HAHAHA!!It's all good man.
     
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    Necro bump :p

    8 years later and I'm looking for Echinodorus quadricostatus again. Can anyone help with a cutting or something? Happy to pay if it's a nice-sized portion.
     

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