So I’ve got the temp a little higher on this plant, around 78ºF. Also I’m waiting for plants to fill in. ( Log Out /  So where does this plant come from. BUY2GET1FREE - Simply place 2 we will ship you 3 offering only for same plants. Dwarf baby tears Monte carlo. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I would call both cases keeping the plant successful, with lower light it just takes a bit longer. Substrates such as Flourite and Eco-Complete provide a long lasting supply of Fe to the plants through the roots. For my second attempt, I have already setup my 10 gallon with ADA aquasoil Amazonia , Power sand special small, and 20lb pressurized co2 system. I have plenty of new aquascapes in the works I just need to figure out which I will actually create. CO2 is a must have to get it to carpet but it can be run on low. Hope you all enjoyed my rant on Monte Carlo and the rest of the carpeting plants. Micranthemum Monte Carlo New Large Pearl Grass Live Aquatic Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquarium Freshwater Fish Tank by Greenpro LIVE AQUATIC PLANT : Micranthemum Monte Carlo, alternative to Dwarf Baby Tears with brighter and bigger leaves. My only complaint is that I messed up when ordering and not paying attention to which one I was ordering. Has anyone tried something similar? I ordered 2 of these and you get a fairly decent amount of plant per bundle. Time to go do something else like trim some Hygrophila angustifolia or rearrange some rocks. With the old fixture the plant was sending runners, keeping it’s bright green color, and there was noticeable growth every few weeks. It can even grow in pretty low light conditions. Rather than cutting it into small pieces, I removed the mineral wool from the bottom of it and just plantpinned it down(Plantpins are a freakin marvelous. You will receive one (1) potted plant with multiple plants. Though really it is from Cuba. According to Tropica, I really do wish I could get a hold of reasonably priced plants from them, it’s from South America. I will leave it at that. I would prefer not to have 20 gallons of water on my floor. I’m planning onusing this plant again in one of my new scapes coming up in the new year. I then upgraded the light a while back to a Finnex Ray2. Care requirements are what they call to be medium and I would agree. level 2 So this plant is “North American” according to Tropica. Has anyone here ever had a Monte Carlo plant before? I've heard it's pretty easy to take care of but I would like to see if anyone's got experience with it. I really like the look of DHG and HC but I’ve heard they need a CO2 setup, is this true? HC Cuba is hemianthus callitrichoides, aka dwarf baby tears. Monte Carlo doesn't look quite as nice because of the larger leaves, but it's much easier to grow. Feb 20, 2020 - Dwarf baby tears is often regarded as one of the best carpeting plants in the hobby, although the care difficulty level is not suited for beginners. Become popular among aquarist. Monte Carlo (Micranthemum tweediei) is an increasingly popular plant for carpeting the serious freshwater planted aquarium. I'm thinking I would either use fishing line to tie it on or some super glue, and then hope that it "grabs" on as it grows. Now the last and fun part, which light would be the best for dwarf baby tears? Besides the Edge’s scape has been the same for about a year and I’m tired of looking at it. We ship directly from our facility, discard if not the best quality. Saved by AquaticAPE Aquascape. A similar plant that is far easier to grow is Micranthemum Monte carlo, with the difference being insignificant at a distance especially in larger tanks. It covered that same 1-½” square inch in about a week and a half. Monte carlo is larger, easier to grow and easier to plant but more invasive/aggressive. It does propagate via new shoots or runners. ( Log Out /  But if you want a carpet in a large tank, Monte Carlo seems to be a better fit. I will say that is an understatement. It is often called dwarf baby tears in the hobby, but this can easily lead to mix-ups as "baby tears" can refer to a couple of other plants as well. Scientific Name: Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' Ligh Large leaves have easier access to light and more surface area to take in CO2. Do Dwarf Hairgrass and Dwarf Baby Tears (HC) grow without CO2 setup. Substrate. For proper propagation, you should cut off the runners from healthy parents. Not just great, outstanding even! Is there anything else I will need besides fertilizers and good lighting? *cough* *Baby tear carpet* *cough*). ( Log Out /  So far it hasn’t died off but it has been about two weeks so it’s fairly new to the conditions. It needs a fair amount of direct light and can handle low CO2 levels. It’s been in the tank for about four weeks and hasn’t really spread. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Alright since the 20 shallow is in hiatus, the Fluval Edge being taken down and my now rejection of having an Indian biotope tank, let’s instead write about a plant species instead. Compared to Monte Carlo, it has very small leaves and many of them. But now I am determined to grow these babies and carpet them. It was originally imported by Holger Windelov, who found it in a riverbed on Cuba, to the west of Havana. Co2 is a must as well. Learn what I do to grow them and keep them green and happy! High lighting and Co2 injection is necessary to keep this plant low growing. Also I have no clue if the cover picture works.). Once it was done growing horizontally, the carpet thickened to about ¼” in most places. I tried growing this plant under high light and nutrients only, and it grew but not very well. Monte Carlo or Dwarf Baby Tears on Mini "Tree"? I would like to put in in one of the new scapes I’m working on but here in the middle of California it’s hard to find. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. I had it under a standard Marineland LED fixture 1-½’ away from the plant carpet with 2bps of CO2 from an atomic diffuser, no dosing of additives and it grew slowly. Extra care and attention should be given to this plant if you are keen on it not dying off as it is often problematic. It really hasn’t done much in the tank. It is good learning how to keep this plant because it is one of the best carpeting plants around and my personal favorite. It grew under both fixtures just fine, granted on this new one it’s growing at a much more rapid pace. It really didn’t care which light I had on the tank. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to, The following errors occurred with your submission. It is growing. If you want fast results ramp up the light intensity and CO2. My thinking this would be great in a Discus tank but they can’t handle CO2 since there is so little O2 in the water anyways. (Note: The cover picture is not Monte Carlo. Otherwise good job on your article, it was interesting and entertaining, even though I know nothing about plants and bioscaping. HC Cuba looks better in smaller tanks. Micranthemum Monte-Carlo leaves are slightly bigger, ranging from 5mm-10mm. Compared to the Baby Tears, which only would wither away(cut and uncut) within a few days of purchase, this was phenominal growth. Europeans know what’s up. Micranthemum “Monte Carlo” is an ideal carpeting plant that is similar to Dwarf Baby’s Tears, but is much easier to keep! Thanks! im having trouble choosing which i want for my next tank. I've heard pretty much the same with dwarf baby tears, but you might consider some monte carlo as an alternative. Even though this is just the regualr baby tears it is still a great looking plant. so I made the mistake when I ordered this thinking it was the dwarf baby tears. Dwarf baby tears light requirements is at-least 2 light fixtures on your tank or growing this plant in a short aquarium, where it sits close to the light fixture, is best to provide adequate lighting for this plant. You will receive 1 vitro tissue culture cup of Dwarf Baby Tears Photo is sample of our livestock not the actual plant you will receive. I’ve only seen this plant carpet so it’s safe to say it think it says low. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Care requirements are high. This plant is very similar to Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC/Dwarf Baby Tears) but the leaves are larger and in our experience, its generally easier to grow. It does look like Hemianthus but the plant is dying so it's hard to say, it could also be a monte carlo plant. This time growth was rapid. I’ll add in a bonus and write up about Hemianthus callitrichoides ‘Cuba’ (Dwarf Baby Tears) as well. Also the Indian biotope isn’t going to work due to the tank’s structural integrity being in question. Hi friends! I’m testing if it can handle the medium light and no CO2 currently in a quarantine tank. But they're not the same plant. I'm thinking about using either monte carlo or DBT on a driftwood tree for my tank. I do have some currently afer upgrading the light fixture to the Finnex Ray2. Micranthemum Monte Carlo (Tissue Culture). HC has smaller leaves, but harder to grow - roots better in finer substrate and have nicer form in good conditions. I can’t get that image to work for one reason or another. Success with this plant isn’t difficult. Hemianthus Callitrichoides aka HC also known as Dwarf Baby Tears. Anything less and I doubt it will do well. I’ve never seen any vertical runners reach more than ¼”. I will probably guess it’s found on the banks of rivers that get flooded by yearly rains. This is partly the reason I’m not writing about the 20 shallow ( I’m not done planting all the plants I want in it and am still rearranging existing ones. I placed it in a high spot directly center of the tank hoping this would give it a jumpstart but nothing really happened. Would it be good for a shrimp tank? So this plant likes it hot and humid. The plant is native to Cuba and has relatively high light and CO2 requirements to grow well in an aquarium. I recommend reading this guide. Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’, Dwarf Baby Tears, and the Rest of the Carpeting Plants Posted on December 5, 2015 December 5, 2015 by iisebastianii Alright since the 20 shallow is in hiatus, the Fluval Edge being taken down and my now rejection of having an Indian biotope tank, let’s instead write about a plant species instead. Hi, My first attempt failed because I didnt have a pressurized co2 in my 55 gallon. It’s pretty spooky. Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images. Monte carlo is also a carpeting plant and they definitely look similar. I will mention that with the impending trip for the winter my family will undoubtedly make me take, I cannot leave both the Edge and an Indian biotope tank alone for three weeks. Micranthemum Monte-Carlo can be compared with the very popular Baby Tears, in that the leaves look very similar and it carpets very well too. Probably will take a while longer for it to do anything. Buy Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba CUP Dwarf Baby Tears APF® Live Aquarium Plants from only $30.00 Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the world's smallest aquarium plants. I actually have no clue what it is called. Please enter a password for your user account. There's also a related plant called baby tears which is similar looking but bigger and doesn't carpet the same way. I'm considering purchasing it but I have a few questions. The carpeting plants are great but Baby tears is king because it is easily accessible and looks fantastic. It is a more robust of the two. It has a very similar look to dbt and it grows just fine for me with a daily shot of excel, in the same tank and spot where some s repens has been languishing for months. So why is Monte Carlo different? They both require lots of light and high CO2. Portion size may vary. I'm hoping to create a fairly realistic little tree that looks like it has leaves. It’s taking lights that are causing massive algae outbreaks, higher end CO2 2-3bps+, and I’ve put a root tab(nutrients) under it meant for Amazon Swords. Can it grow as a carpet in gravel? ( Log Out /  Monte carlo is larger, easier to grow and easier to plant but more invasive/aggressive. You will get 1 Tissue Culture of Micranthemum Monte Carlo Large Pearl Grass (may slightly different from picture). It’s success proves that the conditions within the 20 shallow can grow a small and delicate carpeting plant, however it still can’t grow its relative Hemianthus callitrichoides ‘Cuba.’ Both have very shallow root systems. Worry not those tanks will be replaced with other tanks. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Its very small stemmed and grows very very shallow roots. Same distance from the carpet and same CO2 levels. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. First Planted Tank vlog, maybe I will do Saltwater Sunday and Freshwater Wednesday? It just needs to fill in a small area so it shouldn’t be too long. Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo.’ This plant is annoying because it does great. Monte Carlo is easier to grow and under low light it tens to grow tall whereas under high light it will grow horizontal creating a carpet. Change ), Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’, Dwarf Baby Tears, and the Rest of the Carpeting Plants. When hobbyist are having trouble growing HC, we recommend giving Monte Carlo a try. Sold as a loose, bare-root portion similar to picture. HC has smaller leaves, but harder to grow - roots better in finer substrate and … can someone give me some pros and cons to each? It’s a great plant it just really pisses me off that it grows exceptionally well and Dwarf Baby Tears doesn’t. CO2. Dwarf baby tears is not really an easy plant to maintain, you have to carry out adequate maintenance activities to ensure its survival. Yeah so the “Hello World” is apparently the default thing wordpress will do when it the image is missing. Both are very small carpeting plants. I nearly rip it up on accident trying to remove Hygrophila Pinifimortia runners from its midst every week. Dwarf Baby Tears or Hemianthus callitrichoides can easily multiply under captive condition if proper care is taken. Dwarf Baby Tears just look the most elegant. Restriction applied. We Americans got to get this stuff over here.). Monte Carlo is a variation of dwarf baby tears. There they have access to the sun, CO2 and still remain wet. I would say it covered about 1-½” square inch in about 3-4 weeks in those conditions. I’ve ranted enough on carpeting plants for the post. Especially since my other choices are Dwarf Hairgrass, Staurogyne Repens, Monte Carlo, Glosso, Crypt Parva, Hydrocotyle sp.”Japan”(if you don’t mind trimming it EVERY OTHER DAY),  Utricularia Graminifolia, Hydrocotyle Verticilliata, Micro Sword, and probably others I’m forgetting. Dwarf baby tears and Monte Carlo camparison. Who says you can't grow a DBT carpet (Dwarf Baby Tears) without C02? Well I’ll assume it’s to its much larger leaf size. It is a bright shade of green and is a wonderful plant for thick carpets. I am searching for the Hydrocotyle Verticilliata but haven’t found it. Hope you all had a great holiday(or every other day for the rest of the globe) and I’ll see you all in the next post. Why is there a “Hello World!” in the middle of your post? This plant has a fresh bright green color. Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Wet Spot Tropical Fish Galleries Jun 11, 2017 - Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Micranthemum Tweediei Common Name: Family Name: Native To: Lighting: pH: Growth Demands: Growth Form: Growth Rate: True Aquatic: Placement In Tank: Available As: Baby Tears Scrophulariaceae North America Medium - High 5.5 - 8 Moderate Spreading Fast Yes Fore - Midground Potted Plant Micranthemum Tweediei is a spreading It has thicker stems and leaves both attributing it to its hardiness. Maybe a smaller tank with high light and CO2 and fertilizers it will carpet quickly. It is an aquatic plant commonly used as a foreground or carpeting plant in planted aquariums. In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register. Probably for best results daily dosing of iron or other fertilizers. 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