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I just got some dwarf baby tears for my 2.5 gallon desktop. I have a 15W florecent plant bulb on it. The substrate is riversand with some clay plugs from my backyard. Is there something else i should(or could) do to help the plant?

 

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supernip   

this is a freshwater question, perhaps yo should try plantedtank.net or aquaticplantcentral. HC likes high light though so it might not fair too well under your strip lamp

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High ligh and co2 injection to get it to grow out in a mat. Otherwise it will grow upwards towards the light.

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bizzarro   

for a tank that small, you can do a dry start method to get the mat growing then add the water and don't need to use CO2 injection.

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Dwarf baby tears grow much much better with co2 injection. I used it for my planted shrimp tank when I had it up. Also look into Pfertz additives, I used their fertilizers for my tank and they work great. What are you keeping in this tank? But yea the dry start works great but I would still follow up with co2 injection.

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