Hemianthus callitrichoides

mfcphil

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I am going to buy another few pots of Hemianthus callitrichoides because I didn't know how difficult getting this plant started was going to be.

After an hour of planting the first lot into the tank I found more than half of it floating at the top of the tank :oops:
The fish had taken a fancy to it....I have replanted it and covered it with a hairnet but I still think when I try to take the net off it will drag the plants up.

Any tips on how to successfully get the HC started. :?:
 

Themuleous

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Push it deep into the substrate, even if that means its almost completely covered, it'll soon grow out again and will have enough time to get a foot hold before the fish start attacking it.

Sam
 

stressed dave

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can you help me please, i really struggle to grow Hemianthus Callitrichoides , do you have any tips and advise?
ive got a juwel 125 ltr tank using external filter and yeast c02, ph around 6, temp 28*c
thanks for your time,
regards david
 

Nick16

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try getting a pressuized co2 kit, yeast is no good on a tank bigger than about 40L. - have a look at the fire extinguisher pinned topic.

Also, get yourself some ferts, try tropica plant nutrition plus and dose about 3ml daily. (it varies depending on plant mass)
 

Superman

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I'm still learning this plant, I found that it loves co2.
Although, I'm not finding it easy for it to form a carpet.
 
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