Dwarf Baby tear carpet is finally carpeting nicely.

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by DTurner, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. DTurnerValued MemberMember

    Hey figured I would post an update. My tank has can set up for close to a month. The dwarf baby tears are now rooting very good and growing runners quite quickly now.

    It's a 20 Gallon tank. All the other plants are doing well too except I can't figure out what is up with the swords.

    Here's a photo of the carpet so far.
     

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  2. ToniaWell Known MemberMember

    Looks lovely, D!! thanks for sharing the picture!!
     




  3. NewbieeValued MemberMember

    What type of lighting are you using? I am setting up a small planted tank and was wondering if u could share the specs of your tank with me, like the size, fert, and substrate


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  4. DTurnerValued MemberMember

    Yeah its a 20 Gallon tank. Has organic soil for the base with red iron based fluorite then black sand on top of that.

    I have an aquatek co2 regulator on a paintball tank. That took a bit to get set up properly but works great so far.

    The lighting I have are 4 t5 HO 6500k that sum up to 78 watts. They are on for about 9 hours a day.

    Finally I use the seachem line of ferts. Iron, flourish, excel, potassium ect. I dose those twice a week after a 4 to 5 gallon water change. I am however looking into using dry fertilizers in the near future.

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  5. NewbieeValued MemberMember

    Thank you and I am thinking thy I will use dry ferts to be more cost effective


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  6. DTurnerValued MemberMember

    Yeah they are very coat affective. And you just rotate macro and micro nutrients every day.

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  7. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    That's great! I was hoping it worked out for you. I was curious if the liquid ferts would be enough. Looks awesome!


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  8. DTurnerValued MemberMember

    Thanks BDpups, I was worried they would melt more before spreading due to many you get being grown emersed but there was minimal melting if any at all. I think those are the plants that do best in high co2 but I don't want to increase it do to my fish. So they are fine growing how they are.

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  9. DTurnerValued MemberMember

    I am amazed at the roots on the dwarf baby tears. They are 3 to 4 times the height of the plants themselves.

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