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H.callitrichoides- light demand

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by AmirM, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. AmirM

    AmirM Prolific Poster

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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.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. AmirM

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    #3 AmirM, Nov 16, 2007
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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.
     
  5. 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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