HC, Hemianthus callitrichoides (Hemianthus callitrichoides)
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HC, Hemianthus callitrichoides (Hemianthus callitrichoides)


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Common Name: HC, Hemianthus callitrichoides
Proper Name: Hemianthus callitrichoides
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 18 - 28 C
PH: 5.0 - 7.0
Lighting: High
Growth Rate: Fast
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: Cuba
Position in Aquascape: Foreground
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Planted Tank Guru
 
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The smallest of all aquatic plants, beautiful carpet plant.
 
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Hc is a great plant for the foreground. It spreads quick once established, and for me, it is like a tank, it has steady growth, no matter what. it like excel, and loves aquasoil, although i have it growing in both AS and inert sand. it grows rather slowly in the sand, but still steadily. emmersed growth seems to be better than submerged, with the leaves being slightly lighter than submerged leaves. Can be grown epiphitically(attached to wood) also. It's an all around versatile plant.
 
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This plant and goldfish [B]do not mix[/B]. In less than 12 hours after adding the fish the poor plant was all torn up and had the filter completely clogged. I'm used to my goldfish eating the plants in her tank, and am constantly experimenting with different plants to see what does well, and what becomes a snack. However, I've [I]never[/I] seen her do quite what she did to this plant to any other plant. I rescued the larger pieces with roots still attached and moved it to the beta tank. We'll see if any of it survives.
 
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just put this plant in my tank. hope it turns out as beautiful as everyone elses, if this plant works for me then it will work for anyone that can afford the A-H supply retro fit kits. which are under 100 dollars even for the 36 inch 96 watt. O it also needs excell and co2
 
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At first this plant shocked pretty badly, and it didn't help that my water sprite had taken over the top of the tank, cutting it's light. It looked dead. But I got the sprite and duckweed taken care of, and started fertilizing, and it is now growing back, bright and tiny!
 
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has anyone had success buying this plant at a nursery or finding them outdoors in the wild, then getting them to grow in their tank? There is a garden about a block from my house that has TONS of this stuff covering the ground and I'm thinking i could grab a little bit and put it in my tank.
 
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Im intending to grow this in my new 14g tank. Its bare at the moment but I want to carpet it with HC. If I grow emmersed shall I just fill the water up to the gravel? Also if I grow emmersed with the other plants be able to grow emmersed too?
 
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HC is a really beautiful plant when healthy. If you have an emersed setup, you can grow HC with extreme ease in it. In a submersed tank, you'll need CO2 supplementation or Excel dosing. Nonetheless, I have a few scraps of it in my 10 gallon low tech tank, where I only feed the fish, and it survives.
 
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I have 1.7 W/US Gal lighting, will be using DIY Yeast CO2, could i grow a decent carpet of HC or would it die/not grow etc.
 
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