Could I grow Dwarf Baby Tears? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Could I grow Dwarf Baby Tears?

I have a ten gallon with gravel and two 13 watt 6500k bulbs.

They're a little pricey so I don't want to get them if they'll probably die.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 12:15 AM
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Probably not, most carpeting plants are high demanding and need CO2 and T5 lighting.

So I probably wouldn't risk getting it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 12:49 AM
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Is dwarf baby tears Hemianthus callitrichoides? This is a pretty demanding plant and if you want it to look good and carpet you generally need to have decent lighting, a nutrient rich substrate and either use CO2 or dose a liquid equivalent.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 01:31 PM
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if you dose excell and change one of the 13w to a 23w clf, you can. That's how i grow mine.

10 gallon, 1 13w + 1 23w, flourite substrate, excell
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