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growning dwarf baby's tear on lava rock
Old 11-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
 
growning dwarf baby's tear on lava rock

well, I have removed almost all of my plants. I have constructed a couple of "hills" made of lava rocks in one of my tanks. I was just wondering if I sporadically tied the baby's tear to different lava rock on my mounds if it would eventually grow together and cover all of the lava rocks or do I need to cover the whole thing initially?
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
 
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Let it grow!!!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
 
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You might want a few more plants!!! How is your lighting??
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
 
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You might want a few more plants!!! How is your lighting??
I plan to also put in some dwarf hair grass on the sand, anubias (both standard size and nano) on the rocks to break up the baby's tear, more Ludwigas in the background and maybe a Nymphea Lotus.....(though now that I type that as opposed to thinking it I realize that the Ludwigas and Lotus would pull all the attention to the bright red plants IF they were set together as I originally planned.)

I think my lights are okay. I have two 18" Florasun lights. They grow plants fairly well. To be honest I am not comfortable with upgrading my lighting as my Bichir will not appreciate it and after all, it is really HIS tank :D.

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:07 PM   #5
 
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I'm interested in this-
Dwarf baby tears typically require extremely high light and fert levels... Every time I try, it dissolves in a matter of weeks.

I gave up on it. Personally, it makes no sense.. I can grow purple cabomba and alternanthera, but no dwarf baby tears.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
 
same experience as redchigh, HC is super hard to grow properly, i have a petco near me that has it on lava rocks, but i have no idea how they do it, they say they are using standard t8 bulbs of an unknown spectrum and dont dose ferts. I got it once, but the HC quickly died off. Water conditions might need to be very good, but considering it was a petco, i dont know how good their water really is...
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #7
 
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i hate baby tears in my 10 gallon, flurite sand, 30 watts, seachem flourish dose... it didnt grow at all but didnt die either.... eventually got rid of it
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:12 PM   #8
 
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i hate baby tears in my 10 gallon, flurite sand, 30 watts, seachem flourish dose... it didnt grow at all but didnt die either.... eventually got rid of it
more success than me, my light is moderate, ~2watts per gallon at 6700k. People have told me that I need to have really High light, around 4 or even 5 watts per gallon to get it to grow :-/

Lawns of this stuff just looks absolutely stunning. Def give it a try, if you are successful, make sure you share your secret with us.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:40 PM   #9
 
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Correction on my last post. I meant to say "have" not "hate" X(
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:18 AM   #10
 
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same experience as redchigh, HC is super hard to grow properly, i have a petco near me that has it on lava rocks, but i have no idea how they do it, they say they are using standard t8 bulbs of an unknown spectrum and dont dose ferts. I got it once, but the HC quickly died off. Water conditions might need to be very good, but considering it was a petco, i dont know how good their water really is...
It's probably not in their tanks for more than a week....
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