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.
Light Needs: Moderate to High
Plant Structure: Stem
Region: Central/South America
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.
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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