Dwarf Baby Tear Mat

Dan Wolf

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I have a question. How do I plant a mat of dwarf baby tears? I have a dry tank right now. Since they are already grown should I just fill with water and set the met on the aqurium stones? Dig them down to the sand layer or dirt below? Take them off the mat and break into smaller clumps? And then do a dry start or plant in water?
 

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I would break the plants up into very small clumps and plant a clump every two inches from each other. I would then cover the aquarium with plastic to keep in humidity and mist once a day. Callitrichoides appears to grow better emersed.
 

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Do you have pressurized CO2 ready? If not, separate them into individual plants or clumps and use some aquascaping tweezers to plant them in a dry start to keep them alive. You say you have stones? Not ideal for small carpeting plants, dirt or even sand would be a lot better.

If you do have CO2 you can submerse them now.
 

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Dan Wolf said:
Thanks. You would do this even if I have to take them off a wire mesh or coconut?
Unless you like the look of the mesh or coconut, i would take it off. It appears to grow better in substrate. You also don't necesarily need sand to have this plant, it does help encourage spreading if you have smaller substrate.
 
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