Dwarf Baby Tears on a mat, 3 x 5 inches

Dwarf Baby Tears on a mat, 3 x 5 inches

Your Price: $15.99
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Part Number:mathc


You are buying One - 3 inch by 5-inch Dwarf Baby Tears on a mat. As you can see in the picture to the left, this mat is full of  Dwarf Baby Tears. A total of 15 inches. Now that is a bunch of HC.

The dwarf baby tears are rooted in coconut fiber and won't come out. It is not tied; it is rooted, which makes it more unlikely to come out. If you have ever had HC before you know, it can be tough to plant and keep it in your substrate well here you have instant gratification as there is no planting to do. Just weight the mat down, and you have an instant HC lawn. You can lay this mat directly on top of your substrate or bury the bottom of the mat just below your substrate.

You can cut the mat to any size or shape you want without hurting the plant although some of the plants will fall off where it is cut.

 Hemianthus callitrichoides, also known as Dwarf Baby Tears, is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world and creeps over the bottom with millimeter-sized round leaves. If planted in small clumps a few centimeters apart, it will spread rapidly and cover the bottom like a carpet.

Hardiness: Moderate
Light Needs: Moderate to High
Plant Structure: Stem
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Hemianthus
Region: Central/South America
Location: Cuba
Size: Individual stem width: 0.5cm (0.25in)
Growth Rate: Medium

Co2 or use of a Co2 additive (Seachem Excel) is recommended.

Your lighting should be a minimum of 2 watts per gallon.

Planting Instructions

Mats that have plants attached should be planted by burying just the bottom of the mat in your substrate. The top of the mat with the plant should not be buried at all. The best way to do this is to carefully move the mat back and forth as you push it down in your substrate. The weight of the mat itself and having it in your substrate should hold it in place. If it does not stay in place, you can add plant weights to the bottom of the mat by inserting them into the mat. Click HERE to view the weights.

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5 Stars
I bought 2 of these and couldn't believe how big and how green the dwarf baby Tears were. I was very impressed. IT says they are 3x5 but The ones I got were more like 4x6. Thank you for such great service and healthy plants.
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Reviewed by:  from Denver CO. on 1/7/2014
5 Stars
Instant Planted Tank
I dont know how you could do any better than this. It sinks itself and makes itself at home. As perfect as the pictures. If you're on the fence go ahead and buy it. You wont be sorry.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Seattle, WA. on 5/2/2014
5 Stars
Excellent Quality
The Baby tears was in excellent condition. I am completely satisfied with this purchase. Easily placed in my substrate. If not for space in my tank, I would have got another one.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Vernon,CT. on 4/28/2014
5 Stars
Not only did this plant come with roots, it also came with some friendly snails! HUGE savings for those looking to put it in, and just forget it. I have enough light for this plant, and I've already seen it grow since LAST NIGHT. If you're thinking about getting this plant, and you're not too sure - DO IT! You will NOT regret it!
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Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 3/29/2014
5 Stars
Dwarf Baby Tear Mat
I ordered this mat about 6 weeks ago and it arrived looking fantastic. I was wondering if the plant itself would spread to the substrate and it has. The plant has spread and has almost doubled the mat in size. Highly recommend this mat and planted aquariums central.
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Reviewed by:  from MT. on 5/5/2016
5 Stars
Good Quality
It went through 3 days in transit and arrived in good condition. I gently pulled it off the mat and planted it in small bunches, up to 1 inch apart, and it was able to cover half of my 24in x 12in tank.
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Reviewed by:  from California. on 11/4/2014
5 Stars
Im pretty damn skeptical buy stuff online. Especially from this website never bought anything from here this my first time. And well so far i liked everything the time delivered and how they packaged it. Even had some side notes and sorta like a care sheet link for your plant. :) imma buy mkre baby tears : D ...but the one thing im worried about now is if this is the diffrent baby tear species. The one that grows taller and stuff.i hope i have everything set up for it to become the proper form everyone likes. And not tall and stuff. Well i like this website nlw. Yall sh d really buy. (I wish they could have hooked it up a little more) lol but its great anyway
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Reviewed by:  from san antoni antonio, TX. on 4/25/2014
5 Stars
Wow. Within 48 hrs of putting this mat down in the aquarium, the swordtails had eaten the Baby tears down to almost the mat... there is just barely a little growth sticking out of the mat. Hoping it will grow back at least a little before they start munching on it again. As stated, it was easy to put the mat down, no weights necessary.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Minnesota. on 10/18/2019

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