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baby tear carpet
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: baby tear carpet
- From: "ben ellerbusch" <ellerbuschb at hotmail_com>
- Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 12:12:52 -0400
Bought a couple sprigs of this from the LFS a few months ago. After removing my massive 4 inch thick java moss carpet and spreading it to a few other tanks, I decided to grow a baby tear carpet in my 30 breeder.
Took my existing mass of baby tears and ripped it apart into about 6 starter colonies. These were weighed down with whatever was handy ( old hosing, pvc fittings, small chunks of driftwood). Under the 250 W MH light it began to grow horizontally very quickly. I had to increase my KNO3 additions by half of the current rate of 1/4 tsp 3 times per week. Aso increased my phosphate addition accordingly. The "carpet" is so massive and thick now it is almost unbelievable. It can really take over for a dramatic effect. This plant grows so fast for me, it is truly a weed!!!!!
Here is a bonus to the high- tech, high growth approach :
Lots of plants to sell and trade. It really can offset the cost of the initial purchase and put some freebies in your pocket.
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