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Glossostigma (Glossostigma elatinoides) is a small, carpeting aquarium plant that is often used to create lush, green foregrounds. Here are some care guidelines for growing Glossostigma in your aquarium:

**1. Lighting:**
- Provide high-intensity lighting. Glossostigma benefits from strong light to encourage compact and low-growing carpet formation.

**2. Substrate:**
- Use a nutrient-rich substrate. Glossostigma prefers a substrate with added nutrients to support its growth. Fine-grain substrates like aquasoil or specialized planted tank substrates work well.

**3. CO2 Injection:**
- Supplement with CO2 if possible. While Glossostigma can grow in setups without CO2 injection, providing a source of carbon dioxide enhances growth and helps maintain a compact carpet.

**4. Fertilization:**
- Regularly dose a comprehensive liquid fertilizer. Glossostigma, like many aquarium plants, benefits from regular nutrient supplementation. A balanced liquid fertilizer containing essential nutrients will support its growth.

**5. Water Parameters:**
- Maintain stable and optimal water conditions.
- Temperature: 72-78°F (22-26°C)
- pH: 6.0-7.5
- Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.

**6. Water Flow:**
- Provide gentle water circulation. Glossostigma prefers areas with minimal water flow to help it form a dense carpet.

**7. Planting Density:**
- Plant Glossostigma densely for the best carpet effect. Plant small portions close to each other to encourage horizontal growth and coverage.

**8. Pruning:**
- Trim regularly to control height and encourage lateral growth. Use sharp scissors to trim excess growth and maintain the desired carpet height.

**9. Avoid Algae:**
- Good tank hygiene helps prevent algae growth. Regular water changes, proper filtration, and avoiding overfeeding contribute to a healthy environment for Glossostigma.

**10. Carpet Formation:**
- Patience is key. It may take some time for Glossostigma to spread and form a complete carpet. Be consistent with care, and the carpet will gradually become denser.

**11. Planting Technique:**
- When planting, press small portions of Glossostigma gently into the substrate. Avoid burying it too deep; let the leaves rest on the substrate surface.

By providing the right conditions and maintaining a consistent care routine, you can successfully grow a vibrant Glossostigma carpet in your aquarium. Adjustments may be needed based on the specific conditions of your tank and the needs of other aquatic inhabitants.

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