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I just ordered some baby tears of of eBay and im expecting them next week ,and i was wondering what would be the best way to plant them directly into the substrate? Also how long would it take to cover the entire bottom of the tank? It is coming to me in a pot...Im new here so plz bear with me
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How big is your tank? One pot will only cover a very small area unless you spread them out one by one and wait for it to fill in. You will need very good lighting to maintain it.


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welcome to the planted tank!

i'm very new myself and barely got my tank planted about 20 minutes ago, haha. i'm carpeting with HC and doing it emersed ( dry start method), if it's potted then it'll come bedded in rockwool ( that cottony stuff... you'll see what i mean when you get it) , work the roots/hc loose from the rockwool gently and make sure you get most of it , if not all out.

get yourself a nice set of LOOONG tweezers, grab the HC by its roots and work it into the substrate. i found that if i work it in and pull the tweezers out, the substrate and roots will come with, so i just used a finger and held the plant down as i pulled the tweezers. these forums are plentiful and has lots of great info! goodluck on your tank!

fyi: i bought 8 pots to fill my 20 gallon, you can check out my journal and follow that if you want, i'm not too far from where you'll be soon!
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I have had micro baby tears for a few months now

Originally i removed as much rock wool as possible and planted the bunch together. This proved to have very little growth and thats about it... It needs to be separated into very small groups. I separated it into individual plants (quite small) then, once it takes root, it grows quite well and spreads. I think that it may have been a better idea to plant small groups of like 3-4 plants together. The main issue is getting it to stay rooted while it takes hold. Once its planted it depends on your lighting/fert/co2 etc... as to how fast it will grow. but if youi plant them every square inch... shouldnt take more than a month or 2 after they become rooted with a minimal light/fert/co2 schedule.

edit: 8 Pots is a whooooole lot for a 20g even if its a long... this is gonna take a few hours to plant correctly

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Yeah this is one of the hardest plants to grow in my experience. I never thought of the individual planting method though. That could explain it.

I have over 3wpg and still the thing would die on me.
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Yeah this is one of the hardest plants to grow in my experience. I never thought of the individual planting method though. That could explain it.

I have over 3wpg and still the thing would die on me.
Are you growing emersed? If not, do you have enough co2 for such an amount of light? What about fertilizers? If you dont have enough of either that explains it, gonna need more than just a lot of light for it to work for ya.
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Are you growing emersed? If not, do you have enough co2 for such an amount of light? What about fertilizers? If you dont have enough of either that explains it, gonna need more than just a lot of light for it to work for ya.
Those are good points. But if they are planted as an entire pot in one area the roots tend to choke eachother out trying get re established, and i dont think it makes much of a difference how good ur fert/light/co2 balance is

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its a 10 gallon there's a pic of my tank under your tanks tab and i was gonna spread it around the front area, in front of my hair grass....heres a quick link to my tank pic

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...obby_2010.html
but what is the best way to separate them? its coming in a pot from the seller...
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very carefully. lol
I just kinda pulled it apart gently; there was, of course, some tearing apart of roots at first too, but I dont know if other people do this, it worked for me tho. It spreads faster if you plant it stem by stem but it takes a lot of patience to do, much easier when your tank is not full of fish or water (I learned this the hard way).

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