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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2004, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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"Baby tears"

Hello all,

Quick question -- I went to aquariumplant.com and was browsing through their catalog and noticed that they carry a ground cover plant called "baby tears". It looks attractive, and I figured I could use some.

But then I went to a local Home Depot and found baby tears in soil.

Are they the same plant? Could I get them at home depot, wash away the soil from the roots, and use them in my aquarium?

Thanks for all input

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 12:59 AM
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There is two different Baby tear plants on is aquatic the other is not. The one in soil at Home Depot will not survive in a aquarium. Also Baby tears has to be keep cut down to make a ground cover or it will grow straight up while spreading across the gravel.

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They are not even close to being the same plant. Terrestrial "baby tears" will not grow in water. Entirely different kind of plant. Aquatic baby tears or Peral grass refers to H. micranthemoides or Micranthem umbrosum.

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