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Hemianthus callitrichoides

Price:  £3.50

Aqua points: 3 [read more]
Stock: In stock
Dimensions: Maximum height 10cm
Model: P2020673
Manufacturer: Aquafleur


 






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Again one of the most popular planted aquarium plants, this little beauty will transform your tank. The Hemianthus callitrichoides originated from Cuba, west of Havana and is one of the smallest aquarium plants. With round leaves that are only millimeter's in size.

If planted in clumps a few cm's apart it will spread rapidily creating a carpet look over the bottom. Lots of attention required but the reward is definitely worth the effort.

Date Added: 19/04/2014 by Amber Worgan
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Good compact pot and a quality, healthy plant. Easily breaks down into 10 smaller bunches to be distributed around the aquarium. Again, something my Fancies and Comets seem to be leaving alone for the moment.

Date Added: 01/04/2014 by John Hawkins
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Arrive alive and well. Packaged securely. Very fast delivery. Seems to be doing fine in the tank after a couple of weeks. Very happy with it.

Date Added: 19/03/2014 by Lorraine Goscombe
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All plants delivered very quickly and in excellent condition thank you for great service.

Date Added: 06/03/2014 by Caleb Morgan
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very good amount of plant available, arrived very quick and healthy plants

Date Added: 03/03/2014 by Susan Guida Templeton
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5 stars for condition on arrival. I have yet to discover how it fares in my aquarium. I have tied it to some rock as shown in a recent video on AE . An experiment, but after one week it is still there and appears to be growing. Will update in due course.

Date Added: 16/02/2014 by Paul Wilson
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lovely little plant - came very well packaged - no damage at all, it is thriving in my tank.

Date Added: 12/02/2014 by Ian Bielby
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I got the plants from a company called “Aqua Essentials”, (aquaessentialsl.co.uk) I’ve never used them before, I have no links to the company, but I can’t recommend them more highly, the plants are great, the service is perfect, (next day) they sent me a full colour brochure listing all their plants with pictures, they stock all your plants needs in one place. More info: Images http://www.aquascapingworld.com/threads/biotope-or-not.8651/page-2#post-90018

Date Added: 11/02/2014 by Scot Davidson
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Amazing service Full stars all around Thanks guys

Date Added: 30/01/2014 by Jean Denny
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Looked health on arrival and doing fun in my tank

Date Added: 21/01/2014 by Tim Cummins
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Arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. I have ordered plants off the internet from other companies but these plants from aquaessentials so far have been of the best quality

Date Added: 09/01/2014 by Alex Bell
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Great plant, perfect condition, possibly because I collected rather than post but an awesome plant all round

Date Added: 30/12/2013 by Andrew Culley
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a little smaller than I expected but that is not their fault, I had just never seen one before. The plant was a nice bright, healthy green and I honestly couldn't of asked for more! I will definitely buy here again!

Date Added: 10/12/2013 by David Egerton
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Once introduced to my aquarium and split, HC is thriving and spreading - no doubt due to CO2 injection and regular fertiliser dosing. Plants from Aqua Essentials are the healthiest I've ever bought from anywhere. Excellent value for money too.

Date Added: 04/12/2013 by David Canning
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Excellent plants ,speedy delivery and arrived in perfect condition

Date Added: 19/11/2013 by Andrew Dunn
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arrivded looking great and very well packed

Date Added: 18/11/2013 by Jakub Dec
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Like always the best plants in UK :)

Date Added: 18/11/2013 by David Canning
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Excellent service i ordered the plants one day and they arrived the next.Very well packed and in excellent condition,I couldn't ask for anything more.

Date Added: 13/11/2013 by Dale Austin
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Arrived quickly and in lovely condition, but I think my cold water tank is unsuitable for it. Was hoping it would survive/thrive, but unfortunately I think it is on its way out!

Date Added: 13/11/2013 by James Butterworth
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perfect condition,was pearling straight after being planted.

Date Added: 01/11/2013 by James Butterworth
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Brilliant plants and arrived in perfect condition

Date Added: 20/10/2013 by sharon walker
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This did look lovely in the tank until my gold fish ate it

Date Added: 18/10/2013 by Susie Formby
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Great plants!

Date Added: 16/10/2013 by Austin Lockett
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Beautiful little plant, I'm about to re-organise my tank and will be looking for a few more of these. Just what I was looking for.

Date Added: 15/10/2013 by Nick Williams
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It came well packed, and perfectly healthy, just waiting on them to grow and grow and create a wonderful carpet.

Date Added: 14/10/2013 by Robert Gray
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The plant was very good condition. I found it difficult plant in tank which is a fish tank. I am at present trying to establish out of tank.

Date Added: 10/10/2013 by Paul Said
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Very nice addition and spreads quite well in a short time. "Cuba" is very distinct and beds lovely over time, remember that cuba NEEDS CO2 and is a more advanced plant, but worth the effort.

Date Added: 15/09/2013 by David Linthorne
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Arrived in top class condition, and settled well after planting. It grew so well in fact that it now covers the floor of my modified fluval edge which is exactly why I bought it!

Date Added: 15/08/2013 by dinusha geeganage
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This is a great foreground plant. Need more attention than any other plants. Hard-to-find grow but best foreground plant ever.

Date Added: 15/08/2013 by dinusha geeganage
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This is a great foreground plant, and I would say it needs more attention than any other plants. Not easy to grow, but the best foreground plant ever.

Date Added: 01/08/2013 by dinusha geeganage
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Quite green. i was supprised

Date Added: 11/07/2013 by Stephen Harper
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as always from ae plants are healthy and pleanty in the tubs thanks ae

Date Added: 28/05/2013 by James Nicholls
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Absolutely fantastic specimen, i have ordered 10 of these in total now and all HC have been healthy, established, very deep green, very well grown and also the roots are very white in color with no discoloration. One of the HC was almost the same size as the pot! The Staff are incredibly polite and very helpful with the technical issues/concerns. I made two separate orders within one night, Aqua Essential (AE)actually combined the order, changed the delivery type to have a much faster turn around and then gave me the rest of the money back in voucher points!!!! I am sold on AE as an organisation and will be going to them for any future plants! Thanks again, Regards, James

Date Added: 23/05/2013 by Ricky Jackson
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If your looking for HC then you dont need to look any further i have bought loads of this product from many retailers and can honestly say there isnt one out there that will get it to your door as quick as these guys. This is also by far the best quality and heathyest i have ever receavied from anywhere the portions size is second to none and the roots are already long enough to hold int down once planted. A must buy for anyone who is looking to create a HC carpet

Date Added: 21/05/2013 by Barry knell
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Very nice plants that I had from you, and will deal with you again.

Date Added: 16/05/2013 by Metin Cansever
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Excellent packing, good information, express shipping.Thank you Richard.

Date Added: 15/05/2013 by Roger Banks
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What a fantastic little plant and it looks stunning when planted also came in pristine condition thank you

Date Added: 08/05/2013 by Joseph Thomas
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high quality and quick growing. Very nice.

Date Added: 08/05/2013 by Aaron Cornish
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The plants that arrived were great! They are in my tank now bathing in light and CO2! Hopefully I won't kill them :)

Date Added: 06/05/2013 by George Edwards
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Excellent little plant. Arrived in great condition, just like the photo. Doing great in my tank, a lush dark green. And didn't experience any die off/melting either. Separated it into several clumps and it has carpeted well in a few weeks. It's not the fastest growing, so I am now going to order two more pots. My advice is order a few pots to get a better carpet from the get go :)

Date Added: 09/04/2013 by john singleton
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Great little plant, amazingly bright green and in A1 condition

Date Added: 05/04/2013 by Daniel Gray
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I bought 5 pots of these to carpet my 180L Juwel Rio tank and the quality they arrived to me was second-to-none! Absolutely fantastic. These plants THRIVE really well in CO2 infused planted aquaria where CO2 is directed towards the plant. T5 lights and SeaChem fertiliser (soon to be Neutro+!) is what I am using and already seeing a steady growth of the plants. It is a difficult plant to grow but pressurised CO2 with lights and the proper ferts will make it look lush!

Date Added: 03/04/2013 by Ian Ray
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Lovely looking foreground plant, looks to be very slow growing.

Date Added: 01/04/2013 by Tobias Breithaupt
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grows great for me with and without CO2

Date Added: 01/04/2013 by Jim Davies
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Very healthy plant arrived first class

Date Added: 14/03/2013 by Tobias Breithaupt
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very nice shade of green and a reasonable sized pot

Date Added: 08/03/2013 by Dorian Caba
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Smaller like Tropica pots. But still happy and very quick delivery.Thanks

Date Added: 04/03/2013 by Wendy Richardson
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Plant in perfect condition

Date Added: 03/03/2013 by Gokhan Yuksel
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Arrived in very good conditions and perfectly alive. It started to grow nicely and my two shrimps are now enjoying this developing "lawn" in the tank. They generate a lot of O2 bubbles which I love to watch...

Date Added: 28/02/2013 by Darren Farnden
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This plant was in perfect condition,it was really compact and bushy.Great product for a nano tank.

Date Added: 08/01/2013 by Peter Harris
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Looks great and hoping that it thrives.

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Guest
Does this plant carpet well? I'm looking for something that stays low.

 
Guest
would this plant manage with natural light and a low level lamp?

 
Staff

Yes it carpets very well given the correct conditions. In fact this is one of the reasons it's so popular because of the way it carpets beautifully.


 
Staff

Sadly not. It likes medium to high light and CO2 in order to flourish.


 
Guest
does it need CO2?

 
Staff

Yes, it needs CO2 - lots of it preferably


 
Guest
does this plant grow well in gravel

 
Staff

providing you give it good CO2 and fertilisers yes. It will do better in a complete substrate like Colombo Flora-Base


 
Guest
Would it grow ok with easycarbo 2.2w per gallon lighting and ferts? I'm not too concerned how long it takes to carpet I just don't want it to die.

 
Staff
Probably not. HC needs CO2 and by that I mean pressurised

 
Guest
i am planning a iwagumi aquascape in a aquanano40 55ltr tank (40cmx40cmx40cm) how many.much of this plant would you recommend purchasing in order to provide full even coverage of the aquascape. thnx

 
Staff
1 pot is enough for an area 15x15cm so in an area 45x45cm you would need 9 pots :)

 
Guest
hi there i am the same person who asked the question above, i am wondering if the lighting that comes standard with the aquanano 40 would be powerful enough for baby dwarf tears, it is an 18w light for a 55 ltr tank

 
Staff
It's not lighting that is so important for this plant but CO2 - this is far more important

 
Guest
I have a 75 gallon drilled tank with sump, I have 200 lbs. of eco-complete as a substrate. My light is a 6500k full spectrum led, made by Current. I do have a CO-2 System in place with a ISTA max mix CO-2 reactor, power by 250gph pump. Is this setup efficient for this plant to grow well??

 
Staff
Sounds like it's ready for some HC!

 
Guest
In the description, it says 10cm x 10cm patch. In these questions, it shoots up to 15cm. Which is it? and can you tell me the diameter of the pot that they arrive in. Thank you.

 
Staff

Each pot is enough for approx 10-15cm square area.

Pot diameter is 5cm.


 
Guest
How can I stop this from floating to the surface ....planted in flora base but lifts when pearling...floating around the tank like a magic carpet ..

 
Staff

Plant it with some of the rockwool attached. Otherwise it has a habit of floating.


 
Guest
Thanks for the tip...but tried that...can I use a metal to weigh it down ? Lead ? The roots are long but the substrate offers little grip !

 
Staff

sounds like you need it to use more rockwool in the beginning. Try anything that might help way it down.


 
Guest
Would this plant be ok with liquid co2 such as easylife`s easycarbo??

 
Staff

Nope - needs pressurised CO2 to survive


 
Guest
any idea when this will be back in stock thanks.

 
Staff

friday


 
Guest
How do I plant it I don't understand

 
Staff

cut it into 4 to 6 pieces and then plant it


 
Guest
Do I cut some of the stem of then for the rest of the stem shall I dig it into my gravel and let it grow from there?

 
Staff

leave about 1cm of rockwool below the stems, then simply chop the rest up into 4-6 pieces. Then plant into substrate.


 
Guest
how many pots do i need for a 30L,30cm wide, 30cm back to front and 35cm high

 
Staff

4 pots


 
Guest
Will HC carpet over sand with a nutrient layer beneath the sand?

 
Staff

If you provide it with lots of CO2 and Neutro+ and good circulation, then yes!


 
Guest
Can I use this plant to attach to crevasses, holes in bog-wood. I require a plant to add colour to wood, any advice would be appreciated. John

 
Staff

I would advise an Anubias or a Microsorium


 
Guest
Would two 18w T8 tubes provide enough light?

 
Staff

With HC, it's not so much about the light, but more about the CO2 levels which are FAR MORE important.



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