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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Giant Baby Tears (micranthemum umbrosum)

I ordered some HC and HM recently. I was accidentally given this "Giant Baby Tears" instead of the HM. Does anybody have experience with this plant? Is it any good or should i throw it out?
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I wouldn't throw it out. If you don't like it, you might be able to give/sell it to someone on here.

I have never had it before, but I'm sure lots of people on here have. Tell us about the tank you're planning to put it in, and maybe someone can comment on how it should grow for you. What size tank, what kind of light, fertilizer, CO2, etc.
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yeah if you give it the right conditions it will grow like a weed. its a pretty good plant but the stem is really thin so sometimes the tops will break away and float all over the tank. it has a nice yellowish green color to it so it goes great next to reddish plants

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MU functions well as a midground plant but I've seen it best used to flavor up carpets. Definitely don't throw away, take a peek at some of Amano's books to see how it is utilized properly.
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