I have almost the same setup as you. The small size of the dwarf baby tears makes growing them in smaller but well-lit tanks ideal. LED that's roughly 1.5-2 watts per gallon. Note: please see also my other post "Mixed Aquarium Plants". Posted by Michelle Olson on 28 Sep 2020 I wanted a carpet and this was great for a starter in my tank. Dwarf baby tears requires CO2 to be used in the aquarium. Planted tank Favourite. If less light is used, the plants will grow upwards and mimic how they grow in the wild. Please be sure to read through the Shipping and Guarantee pages before placing an order. It can grow in the water column. If you have adequate lighting, good planted substrate, and dose adequate ferts you can grow it without CO2. Dwarf baby’s tears is a tricky and beautiful carpeting plant. if I grow the HC with dry-start method, then add water but without CO2, will the HC just die off? A friend of mine has a pretty basic co2 system and everything grows like weeds, including baby years and dwarf hair. – It’s […] Thx sillister, that's a lot of good info. For example, if you want to grow small carpet plants like Dwarf hair grass, Dwarf baby tears then these plants grow faster and healthier with additional CO2 injection. That being said, when you further went on to say you were just wondering if it was possible to grow HC without injecting Co2 that's where I can provide you with some different answers. I had put a few leftover pieces in my snail tank that gets natural sun for about an hour when the sun sneaks by and those are still alive too. That’s not true, it’s just slooooooow. Dwarf baby tears will spread across your aquarium with runners until it forms a thick carpet. For some, it’s unbearably … Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: Display Modes : post #1 of 12 Old 04-25-2015, 12:24 AM Thread Starter. It’s a homemade 3 bulb t5 set up and he says the co2 was a night and day difference. HC will more of less stop growing, but survive. No matter you are a seasoned aquarium keeper or a beginner, Dwarf Hairgrass is for you. Hemianthus callitrichoides aka dwarf baby tears was imported from Cuba in 2004 by Tropica and has thus found its way into the hobby relatively recently. I tried dwarf baby tears in my co2 tank and the ones far from the light died and the ones closer to the light are still kicking. Trying a dry start this time, with the addition of CO2. High tech. Difficult without CO2? Reply. I agree with most of the answers already provided. I was kinda on the line about HC w/o the Co2 because I've read that surface agitation can increase Co2 and thought it might be enough. Co2 (no experience with DIY)or do a dry start and use excel after filling. This is one of the smallest aquatic plants available and just the right flora for creating that lush foreground seen in many stunning aquascapes. Well, you'll be happy to read that yes it can. Thx sillister, that's a lot of good info. Same substrate, same root tabs, same lights, just a much larger tank. When it comes to the water used in the tank, it should be acidic with a pH range between 5 and 7.5, and the temperature should be between 70-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Staurgyne Repens is probably a much better choice and as far as those pictures, I assume you wanted HC to look like this. Its pH tolerance range is between 5 to 7.5 and the hardness tolerance range is up to 10 KH. Common Name: Dwarf Baby Tears Hemianthus Callitrichoides Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. If you do have some standing water, you want the water line below the soil or you'll get algae. Reactions: benjaminleebates. Algae Grower (View User Tanks) PTrader: Join Date: Apr 2015. I tried super gluing it once but didn't have much luck that way. Dwarf Baby Tears can take time to become established, but with regular pruning and optimal conditions, this small species will form a dense, bright green carpet over the entire aquarium substrate. Location: europe. I was kinda on the line about HC w/o the Co2 because I've read that surface agitation can increase Co2 and thought it might be enough. Can it be done? When I added excel it grew slightly, but only upwards. You will need co2 unless you plan on buying a lot more HC and Hair Grass. When grown in Iwagumi layouts, the vast fields of green can have a captivating effect on any audience. Posts: 36 Dwarf Hairgrass and Baby Tears. Rotala Rotundifolia: It is also known as the dwarf rotala. They look awesome and there are so many varieties and colors you can really make them pop. A common question we get asked is, can you grow HC Cuba plant without CO2? That being said, the ideal temperature for the proper growth of this plant is between 62-82 degrees Fahrenheit. Dwarf baby tears need steady CO2 injection (10 – 30 mg/l) to thrive successfully. DHG will carpet slowly without CO2, IME, but it'll still carpet with adequate lighting and ferts. Jun 17, 2020 - Dwarf Baby Tears Hemianthus Callitrichoides Java Moss Live Aquarium Plants Freshwater Fish Tank Vitro TC Cup by Greenpro Product Description– You get 1 tissue cup of live Dwarf Baby Tears.– Approximately diameter size of cup is 2.5 inches.– Photos are not actual plants you get but they are some sample of our stock. Hemianthus callitrichoides was discovered by Holger Windelov (founder of Tropica company) during the dry season in the river with a rock wash not far from Las Pozas, 90 km to the East from Havana (island of Cuba). Please enter a password for your user account. In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register. My thinking is that nature doesn't have Co2 injection and these plants thrive in their natural conditions, so if I can somehow mimc those conditions HC might grow. To be able to identify the key signs that the plant needs more Co2 in order to spread, there are 2 key characteristics to identifying HC that is Co2 deficient: The first is that the stems not creep but start to point upwards. If it doesn't get abundant co2, ferts and high light then it will eventually wither. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to, The following errors occurred with your submission. I haven't a clue. It has long grass-like leaves that are light. It can be quite difficult (frankly saying, close to impossible) to grow lush, dense carpets for long periods without CO2 and fertilizer supplementation. 5 Very nice plant and in good health . I was thinking of maybe a stump type of driftwood very near, or cresting the water surface w/ HC on top of it. Hemianthus Callitrichoides aka Dwarf Baby Tears or simply HC, is the epitome of carpet plants. Hey I just realized, those tetras in your picture look like their purple? This is one of the smallest aquatic plants available and just the right flora for creating that lush foreground seen in many stunning aquascapes. It needs to be planted in a. Nahhh it's actually one of those plants... You can tie it to some rock with texture (lava rock) say, grow it immersed and it sort of attaches to it. Difficult without CO2? Posted by Adrienne Tieman on 20 Aug 2020 Came in perfect condition and looks beautiful in my tank! HC / Hemianthus callitrichoides / dwarf baby tears; is a plant with high demands and is not easy to grow. 5 Awesome! Would that be possible without CO2 enrichment? Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba forms thick green small glades which resist to rather strong water flow, especially during rain seaso… Growing HC Cuba plant without CO2 has a failure rate of 95%. but their worth it. reply #6. Fish Lore's aquarium forum - aquarium hobbyists helping hobbyists since 2005! Dwarf baby tears can tolerate a wide range of water parameters. In my experience Hair grass will do ok without Co2, and still grow, just very slow. crispin. I have the light on for about 6th a day n planning to add small smooth gravel. level 1 without CO2? Crypts too. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium. Dwarf baby tears on coco fiber mat. I've also read of people floating it in their tanks. I’ll come back and let you know how the yeast/sugar co2 experiment works, but first I need a new light. It might be different for freshwater but I remember reading something about co2 levels increasing from surface agitation in. It might be different for freshwater but I remember reading something about co2 levels increasing from surface agitation in saltwater tanks. I think I'll scrap the HC and use. When grown in Iwagumi layouts, the vast fields of green can have a captivating effect on any audience. I would really like to have a foreground carpet, like with dwarf baby tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides), but ANY carpet would be fine. His light isn’t even that good. Pros: fast shipping, great packaging, healthy plant, great quantity, and amazing price. No way, and no how. The plant was discovered by Holger Windeløv around 90 km to the East of Havana in a rocky river during the dry season. It arrived quickly and in perfect Condition. "Can I grow Dwarf Baby Tears w/o Co2" Nope. $1.00 Rotala Rotundifolia Aquarium Plants Markham / York Region 17/09/2020. 4 years ago. Here, dwarf baby tears contrasts well with Bucephalandra Brownie Ghost. Or you want vibrant coloration of the colored plants then usually you need to inject CO2 in the tank. 12,629 Posts #2 • Jan 4, 2012. I think I'll scrap the HC and use S. Repens instead, it seems like the Co2 demands are lower. JavaScript is disabled. Its short yet plentiful leaf clusters will cover virtually all substrate, rockwork, and driftwood of even very large aquariums with proper care. Surface agitation and bubblers will decrease CO2 though, right? Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC, Dwarf Baby Tears, Dwarf Helzine, HC Cuba) sometimes called "Micranthemum callitrichoides" One of the most desirable carpet plants for aquariums, - our HC adapts instantly and grows fast. They'll grow much quicker and you can fill in your carpet, and have a back up supply in case the ones in your tank keel over, Maintaining an already established carpet is far far easier than getting one to establish w/o CO2. A lot of people say it’s difficult or impossible to grow dwarf baby tears without CO2. Grows very well in the aquarium without the use of CO2. Maybe I'll rig up a. Can you do it? Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba") is among the most popular and beautiful carpeting plants for the aquarium!Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba") is an exceedingly popular foreground plant in the freshwater aquarium.Its short, yet plentiful leaf clusters will cover virtually all substrate, rockwork, and driftwood of even very large aquariums with proper care. Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides) Lighting: high Demands: moderate Growth rate: moderate Max height: 1″ Placement: foreground. I've tried this plant with no success, more than once. If you want a carpet quicker, nick a few bits out the tank, pot them up in damp compost/soil, pop a clear cover over the top and stick them on your window sill. Really want a carpet of DBT but don't want to spend the cash on a, Its really not possible sadly...ive tried before but without, Another issue is that you need high lighting to carpet it, and without, I've got the lighting covered. Watts per gallon isn't a good way of measuring a light's appropriateness for plants. I have had a tough time growing repens on Excel alone but it is surviving, it is definitively an easier going plant than dwarf baby tears, with good light you can do it without CO2. Re: dwarf baby tears I am growing this stuff very well in my tank under leds with co2 injection but i have a shallow tank..i would think your going to need more light..you can grow them on a medium light setup with co2 but that being said like jrman said..i think your still on the low light setup.. Will 2 65watt pc 10K bulbs work? The plant grew surrounded with large stones at water level about 50 cm high. To get a good dwarf baby tears carpet going, the most important part is spotting Co2 deficiency early. Let me know if you have any questions Dwarf Baby Tears Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba Carpeting aquarium plant. I have a 50-60gl corner tank that is 24"tall (it's 1/4 of a circle type of tank). For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. E.g. I grow it in moist soil - like a normal plant that's been recently watered, not in standing water. Everyone wants dwarf baby tears but it's more of a hassle and I prefer to enjoy my tank and not work so hard. How would you do that? Maybe I'll tightly pack a couple of HC clusters in a small area and see if they spread, if not, oh well. Keep in mind that I only have 110W of T5HO lights on my 55 gallon aquarium. It does fine like that. Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides) is an exceedingly popular foreground plant in the freshwater aquarium. In fact, lights that are at least 2 watts per gallon of water should be used in order to keep the plants growing near the bottom of the tank. My 2 cents. The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants > Dwarf Hairgrass and Baby Tears. This provides an excellent place for shrimp to graze or for spawning fish to hide their eggs. ^Yeah. Hemianthus Callitrichoides - Dwarf Baby Tears is the epitome of carpet plants. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. and for lots of plants especially baby tears good substrate fertilizer is needed like flourite or something in that department. Photo is not an actual photograph of the item you will be receiving, it is just a representation. Please enter a valid email address for yourself. So if you want a HC mat, you either need press. I had good luck with regular baby tears. But I think S Repens is what I'll be goin for to use as a carpeting plant. Guest. 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