HC (Hemianthus Callitrichoides): Possible to grow?
Title sounds funny, doesn't it? Well, I have fallen in love with this plant, so I really really wanna get it.
I have a semi-working paintball CO2 system (Needs to be refilled), and can easily get high lighting. I have about medium lighting now, but I have a light that fits two different wattage bulbs. I'll ask a question about that in a minute here.
I have plain 'ol black sand, but I have plenty of root tabs available. I am doing full EI dose on this tank with N,P,K, and Micros (Dry fertilizers), and the lighting schedule is this:
On: 10:00 A.M.
Off: 12:00 Noon
On again: 3:30 P.M.
Off for the night: 8:30 P.M.
I can adjust anything I mentioned above quite easily, save for my substrate, can't really change that.
I also have a lighting question. I currently have a Menard's full spectrum desk lamp, 6,500k, 27w, so I believe that is about medium lighting. To achieve high lighting, I have a 10.5" brooder lamp that can fit either a 27w 6,500k CFL, or a 13w 6,500k CFL. Which one would make it enough to grow HC?
Is it possible for my to grow it? I will focus on it, and make sure it is not claimed by algae.
I would like a veteran HC keeper to help me out here, I really haven't done much research as of yet, but I'll get started on it ASAP.
You have any more questions, I'll be more than happy to answer them!!
No matter how hard you try, you cannot escape this hobby. You have been warned.