H.callitrichoides- light demand

AmirM

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Hello
I read different info on different websites regarding Hemianthus callitrichoides' light requirements and I'm a little confused now:
Can it thrive with low-light high-tech setup? Will it grow taller and be unsuitable as a lawn plant?
Thanks for your input
Amir
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I've grown it fairly well at rather low light, using moderate light and Excel in nao tanks has also proven very effective.

Poor CO2 and poor dosing/sediments seem to be the main issue as well as things disturbing it before it roots well.

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Tom Barr
 

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I've had luck growing HC shaded by other plants so I don't think they're nearly as light demanding as people claim. And I absolutely agree with Tom that poor CO2 is a bigger issue as I've never been able to grow HC without CO2.
 

AmirM

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Thanks phanmc, I'm seriously considering lowering my lighting levels, and so I'm planning the new setup and which plants could be compatible with it. It nice to have a lawn plant which is not as demanding as glossostigma.
Thank you
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