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Michael Brown - 2011-11-27
I have just got 2 bunches of hornwort and floated them I use flora boost too once a week all my other plants are doing well hope the hornwort does the same hope to get some advice? thank you

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Alleen - 2006-04-06
Cabomba is a really good plant, but the roots are damaged very easily, so be carefull when planting them. I recently got some of the red cabomba,and it has a little pinkish\white bloom on it. It is very pretty in the aquarium!

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Devanshi - 2010-04-01
They are nice to look at, and my red Danios also enjoy swimming through them.

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cindy collins - 2010-11-28
My fish (angelfish....they never die ) However I bought hornwort plant which was healthy and green when I got it and it fell to pieces in less than 2 weeks .. What's the secret to growing it?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-01-02
    I have had the same experience ..I think some medication and even salt might affect its growth. Fertilization is a must for it sucks a lot of the nutrients to grow.
    I am inclined to try it again and see how it fairs . Copper meds can kill it within hours I read...so if they can grow it so can I...good luck
  • Eliza Platy Breeder - 2011-01-15
    I have had this problem with elodea and hornwort. I have found the best thing to do is keep the pH at about 7-7.4, have some fertilizer handy, make sure you condition your water if you use tap (you can buy Stress Coat at Walmart for about five bucks) and clip off the dead parts about every two weeks.
  • bissy grey - 2011-01-19
    Hornwort can be tricky to grow at times but you need to have the water temperature right otherwise it will die! Hornwort is very hardy but sometimes will die if the water is too high or low! The correct water temperature is on the page (: good luck.
  • Gordie - 2011-06-13
    There are none, let it grow and grow and grow
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hasib - 2010-05-16
Here's another confusion....I've bought 9 cabomba plants and 8 another plants that the shopkeeper called some kind of fern...but here I can see that the fern turned out to be the real cabomba...then what about the plant that the shopkeeper called cabomba?
Though I can see them here in the second picture of cabomba....they are actually behind the cabomba plant....can anyone help recognize them?

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  • Nancy - 2011-07-11
    Hasib, If you are referring to the light green plant behind the Cabomba on the right rear in the 2nd picture that is called Wisteria or Hygrophila difformis. It's a very prolific plant and quite attractive.
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Andrew Johnson - 2005-11-18
i like these Plants alot so i have one in my house.

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ang - 2011-10-14
is the hornwort ok if I raise my tank temperture up to 32? for a period af at least ten days? i believe i have ich in my tank...

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-14
    Assuming, you're speaking of Celsius, 32C, is 89F, and that is not an ideal temperature for your plants, in addition to any fish in your aquarium. Ich is generally based from water quality, and the stress the fish endure...I advise performing 25% water changes per week, in addition to replacing the water with clean, dechlorinated water. You can purchase aquarium medication from your local fish stores/pet stores...ask an associate to help you choose.
  • Jake - 2011-10-27
    Just to be safe I'd set out a little to the side. If you do kill it float the portion you set off in you're tank when you drop the temp back down and you'll have another thriving population in no time. On another note, unless your tank is at 86F I wouldn't bump it up that high, for ich treatment using temp you only need to raise it a few degrees F.
  • Jake - 2011-10-27
    Another thing I'd like to add, the huge majority of ich treatments on the market will kill or at the very least harm invertebrates. Not only at the time of treatment, but it will soak into the substrate, tank, equipment, etc... making all unsuitable for inverts in the future as well. I always use the temp method and salt water dips.
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carol dugan - 2012-10-12
Just found your site and must say it's very informative and interesting.A favourite for sure.Got some Hornwort tonight for my tanks and the comments were very helpful.Thanks guys!!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Way to go Carol! Hornworts a wonderful, and prolific aquarium plant... enjoy!
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scott reed - 2006-01-17
I just went down to lake Washington yesterday,and found a few bunches of anacharis,and also a lot of parrotfeather milfoil.This is why you can't buy it anymore,and why it is considered a naucsious weed.People,or someone released some of this as well as a few other species of aquarium plants into our lakes,and now they are so profuse it is just about all there is to find.Right,or wrong,it's out there to be found.I am happy with my cheap aquarium plants.

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Kenny - 2006-03-14
Anacharis is truly the easiest plants to have in any cold-tropical water aquariums! I only started out with a couple of bunches and now I have a full 20 gallon aquarium dedicated to anacharis! It will grow rougely. The best part is that it can withstand extremely cold temperatures meaning it can overwinter in outside ponds. The leaves will melt and it will regrow again once spring comes.

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  • Star - 2012-01-13
    Can you tell me what your tank conditions are to have it grow so well? I need to culture this plant for teaching purposes and having a full tank dedicated to it is exactly what my goal is. So far I have not been that lucky.
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