Baby tears in aquarium?

SnookusFish

I have a plant called baby tears (soleirolia soleirolii) in my garden and want to try growing it submerged in my tank. Anyone have any experience, advice or photographs?
 

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In the wild it sometimes grows submerged in swampy evironments, so I would expect some melt and then It will grow. The submersed forum may be totally different than the emersed form. I likes shade too, so great for a low light tank. Let me know how it does, I might have to buy some soon.
 

SnookusFish


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Just planted, hoping for a low tech carpet along with my marsilea
 

SouthAmericanCichlids

Oh my goodness I thought you meant actual baby tears. And I was like what even. lol
 

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I thought it was dwarf baby tears and I was like 'what is this weirdo thinking? Dwarf baby teras are aquatic plants.'
 

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and then I got real confused when I saws the pictures and I thought it was creeping jenny.
 

SnookusFish

Nope nope and nope hehe. How.long should it take until i see changes?
 

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Probably a few days. I'm guessing it will melt back like a crypt and then regrow. If I was you, I would pant most of it normally but save a small portion. I would hack the small piece so it was just roots and a little bit of stem and then plant it. Crypts grow better when you do that, I don't see why this plant wouldn't.
 

SnookusFish

Just found a thread of someone else doing the same thing. His grew rapidly in water and then died after 6 months. Maybe would work better in a palaudarium type setup
 

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they grow in bogs, so ur probably right.
 

SnookusFish

they grow in bogs, so ur probably right.
Meh, im going to try it anyway, 6 months is plenty of time
 

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