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Old 04-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #1 
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Hornwort dying...?

I'm in the middle of cycling my tank and I have two hornwort and an Anacharis in it. The Anacharis is very healthy and seems to be growing. However, the hornwort is shedding terribly and doesn't seem to be doing to well.

My question is, if I wanted to replace the hornwort with more Anacharis should I wait until the cycle is complete or is it alright if I just put the Anacharis in and take the hornwort out during the cycle?

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Old 04-18-2010, 03:04 PM   #2 
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Hornwort can be a pretty good floating plant, they do tend to get hair algae due to being closer to the light source, when planted they often will rot and die, also, hard water sometimes seem to cause it to drop its needles or too cold or hot water can as well.
If it is shedding I would go ahead and remove and replace with some more anachris and it will do well either planted or floating regardless of cycle
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:56 PM   #3 
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I would just replace also. Are ya putting any fertilizer in your tank? Or maybe a diy CO2 system. This will get all your plants to flourish.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #4 
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If it's melting, get it out ASAP! The sooner, the better. Anacharis/elodea is a great way to go, as long as you have sufficient light. No need for CO2 injection with it, and it'll grow even if you totally mess up!
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:51 PM   #5 
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Melting, Mister Sparkle? It's a live plant. I don't think it's dead yet but the pins or leaves or whathaveyou are falling off. I'm taking it out after work tomorrow.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #6 
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Yea...melting. That's what I call it. Got a problem with that?
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:03 PM   #7 
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Haha, I was under the impression you thought it was a plastic plant and was melting due to high temperatures...?
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #8 
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #9 
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Moulting.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:02 PM   #10 
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I think the word is moulting and not melting. lol
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