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Angel079 11-13-2009 05:40 PM

How to properly plant Baby Tears?
 
Could anyone help me with an idea how to properly plant Baby Tears? I have fairly 'large' gravel compared to this fragile plant (gravel ~2-4mm) and I don't want to burry it under the gravel but I also can't get it to nicely stay on the ground neither? :-?

teddyzaper 11-17-2009 12:52 AM

get a piece of mesh and tie it to the mesh then place that on the bottom of the tank.

Angel079 11-17-2009 07:52 AM

:frustrated: you know I do the same with the java moos and I hadn't even considered that for the baby tears till I just read your reply, silly me, thanks for bringing this to my attention!!!!

Blaxicanlatino 11-20-2009 11:45 AM

i just bought this plant and placed in a tank with sand and so far the leaves are falling off like crazy 0_o. its only been the 3rd day though. so i think this is normal i hope 0_o lol. i just planted the baby tears straight into the sand.

Angel079 11-20-2009 03:46 PM

Yea sand is easier, gravel with the dwarf baby tears...whole nother story lol
Except for the moment I planted mine didn't have permanent leaves coming of!? What kinda light are you running on the tank, how big is the tank? They may not be getting the proper nutrition's and lights needed.


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