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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

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    Anw I do not have a chiller should I carry on to try it or should I give up the idea. Tank might reach 28 or 30 degrees in afternoon.

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Quote Originally Posted by harryxing View Post
    Anw I do not have a chiller should I carry on to try it or should I give up the idea. Tank might reach 28 or 30 degrees in afternoon.

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    You can try, no harm trying.

    If I say I grew hc on driftwood partially submerged in a tank 26-32 degrees you believe?

    It's out in the walkway, so cannot put fan... If in water, yes provided they get a grip on the lava rock. Most of the time is freshly tied down & not mature enough.

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Could I check if it is possible for me to transfer submerge HC from one tank to another? Will the HC melt so easily since they are submerge grown?

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Quote Originally Posted by IrvineChen View Post
    Could I check if it is possible for me to transfer submerge HC from one tank to another? Will the HC melt so easily since they are submerge grown?
    Well, since the HC is already in submerged form, if the next tank has the same parameters (ie. similar pH, nutrients, Co2, lighting etc) then the plants can usually transition very quickly and continue healthy growth.

    If the next tank has very different water parameters, like from low PH to high pH or from high tech to low tech (and vice versa), then there may be a longer period of transition and more initial melting expected before it adapts and resumes growing.
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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Thanks UA... will source for submerge HC for my foreground...

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    hi All,
    I think I may have mixed unknowingly Monte Carlos with HC... can anyone advise how to differentiate between the two plants visually? I tried googling and found this but, well I am very layman, would be good if someone explain or point to me where are the tubes and lobes please?

    "A fundamental difference between Hemianthus and Micranthemum
    is the corolla tube lobes; Hemianthus has a one-lipped corolla tube
    with adaxial lobes absent and a three lobed abaxial lip, while
    Micranthemum has a two-lipped corolla tube with 3 adaxial lobes and two
    abaxial lobes united, appearing as one lobe."

    Thanks!

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    I usually just look at the size of the leaves, HC leaves are much smaller than MC leaves.

    Here is a good visual comparison of their leaf sizes (can see the difference easily as they are shown based on the same size container) at the Tropica website:

    Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' (aka HC)



    Source: http://tropica.com/en/plants/plantde...048BTC%29/4478

    Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' (aka MC)



    Source: http://tropica.com/en/plants/plantde...9;(025TC)/4442

    I guess if you spot any leaves amongst your HC which are noticeable larger, they could be MC.
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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Forgot to add...Hemianthus micranthemoides (aka HM) is very commonly mixed in with HC too. So any larger leaves you see might also be HM (i personally encounter that very often), they will eventually grow much taller so you can spot the difference easily.

    You can trim those HM and shift them to the back of the tank, they make for very nice and fast growing bright green background stem plants.

    Here is a photo of them in a mesh pot at the Tropica website:

    Hemianthus micranthemoides (aka HM)



    Source: http://tropica.com/en/plants/plantdetails/4476/4476
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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Is HC really difficult to plant? If i got enough light, co2 and fert. Shouldn't be so difficult right? The planting process already quite tedious liao lolz.

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    much harder than MC, that for sure
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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Wish to share that it took like 3 months for my tank to be fully covered with HC. Thanks for the tips UA.

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Hey can anyone teach me how to replant MC? like if i trim it and i want to replant or if i buy it from someone who trimmed his MC, how do i plant the MC without the wool that supposed to hold them as anchor?

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Just stuff the trimmed MC into the soil... they will auto grow from there.. you buried it, and it will be anchor down to the soil...

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    Oops sorry I mean like since they won't be in a bunch, I just have to stuff them one by one? Or do I bundle them together

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    Re: Video: How to plant Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) and other plants

    You may just bundle it into a thick clump and directly insert it deeply into the soil. You may only need to see a few visible green leaf on the soil surface. This will do the job.

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