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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Cabomba or hornwort?

While I'm at it on this forum, can anyone tell me what this is? When I got it home after buying a bunch of it a few weeks ago I couldn't remember what it was. When I first bought it all the needles fell off but now that its thriving can anyone confirm what the heck I bought? First I thought hornwort, but then maybe cabomba,but I'm not sure. One strand of it I pulled out of the 10 gallon was literally 4 feet long. I cut it into 4 pieces, I hope itll continue to grow.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:16 PM
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Hornwort :) I love that plant for my sorority, but messes up my substrate with all those needles falling xD
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I had needles EVERYWHERE until it started to take off, now I don't get any fallen needles at all. But I just cut them all up and replanted since they were getting crazy long, so with my luck all the needles will come back again.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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When we first got our hornwort it was hard, scratchy and very, very messy. After about 5 months in our warm temp betta tanks it has transformed into longer needles, softer feel and not scratchy, it's also a lighter green color than the dark ugly green it started out as. All I can figure is the warm temps or the high PH, hard water we have here. It's really pretty now and the fish love it.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 11:12 PM
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Hornwort's one of my favorites. Ammonia killer and quick grower, and awesome in spawn tanks.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 03:35 PM
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How do you guys plant hornwort? I just got some and it's reeeeeally long lol. I put some in the substrate and let some float.
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It rots when planted in the substrate. I usually just let it float but sometimes throw a lead weight on one end and let is stand vertical.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 09:41 PM
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Oh good to know! Thanks Matt! I do want to anchor it down a bit cuz all the floating stuff is blocking the light for my other plants. It is growing like crazy!
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The hornwort looks good when anchored down too. however if you leave it anchored it will start to die if your not careful. Every water change I switch the strands that are weighed down to keep them all alive and growing.
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