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Hemianthus callitrichoides

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I've just started a new 25 gallon tank. For lighting I have a dual Glow (2x 6700K bulbs).

Is that enough light to keep Hemianthus C. happy? :) Also, I'm also using Excel as a source of carbon, is that OK too?
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Uhm, possibly? Speaking from experience, I tried to grow it in my 33g long tank. Tank is 12" in depth, and I had 108watts of lighting. I was dosing with excel as well, no other nutrients though. I could NOT get it to grow for the life of me, ended up getting covered in algae and I tossed it out. I'm pretty sure my problem was due to the lighting mostly though, way too much for not dosing other ferts. How much lighting is your unit?

Since then I've gone the route of pressurized co2 and dosing with the EI method.

Best of luck to you and your HC though, quite an awesome looking plant when it fills in :D

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