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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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What are the dimensions of the tank? What type of substrate will you be using? Will you be dosing? What kind of inhabitants do you plan on having?

The first question is related to the lighting while the others will directly determine whether HC will work for you.

In regards to HC, it'll work, it's been shown on numerous tanks that you can grow HC with Excel given other conditions are appropriate.
You'll be fine. I had trouble with Eco-complete and Excel in my 15 gallon, but I think it had to do with the cories and plecos messing around on the substrate.
The only problem will be the L144. They're not very foreground plant friendly. My BNP's (L144's, calicos) uprooted all my HC and even the UG I planted.
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