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Question about Dwarf Baby Tears

I love the look of these little plants, but most web sites either recommend co2 or say it's necessary for them to grow. Can you grow it in a tank with plenty of light and ferts, but no co2?

If it strictly needs co2, is Excel okay, or does it need the whole DIY reactor setup?

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I love the look of these little plants, but most web sites either recommend co2 or say it's necessary for them to grow. Can you grow it in a tank with plenty of light and ferts, but no co2?

If it strictly needs co2, is Excel okay, or does it need the whole DIY reactor setup?

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I've never had luck with it even when using Excel but others may have better luck than I. They are lovely so I hope they work for you.

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I'd like an answer to this question as well, thanks.
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DWARF BABY TEARS, Hemianthus callitrichoides, HC

According to both sites, injected C02 is required and neither recommends for beginners.

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High light or Med light and CO2 makes it more compact and more appealing. Low light makes it wanna grow upwards and with high lighting makes it wanna stay low. With the right set up, it's a pretty easy plant.
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Thanks, Tony!

I looked at those sites too, Russell... they just aren't consistent with other sites. Thanks though!
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I have never had luck with this plant, but that was when I only had 2.3 wpg now i have 4.5wpg and use excel so maybe it MIGHT work for me now.
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It may be sacrilege, but I tend to go by what plant growers and sellers advise over any forum members since the former are in the business of selling and need satisfied customers.

As Tony said, without CO2 and high light you get spindly growth; definitely not "Beginner" plants.

Keep us updated as you might convince me to try them again.

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It may be sacrilege, but I tend to go by what plant growers and sellers advise over any forum members since the former are in the business of selling and need satisfied customers.

As Tony said, without CO2 and high light you get spindly growth; definitely not "Beginner" plants.

Keep us updated as you might convince me to try them again.
A good point. Not always true--one could say that fish sellers need happy customers, but they regularly spread misinformation--but probably more true of plants than fish (sadly).

Either way, I'm not in a position to acquire this plant right now. I have no more cash to spend on fish--I just bought a bunch of plants. But I do like to do my research ahead of time. I think I'll hold off on the Dwarf Baby Tears for a while, though. I don't really want to mess with CO2 at the moment.

If I experiment later, I'll let you guys know.
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