06-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by zof
Its great for a nitrate controller, as for planting it seemed you put it in the gravel and the part in the gravel just rotted and uprooted itself every 1 to 2 weeks. Plus its pretty messy, always shedding dead needles. But if you need a nitrate sponge then its in my top two picks, my number one pick for that though would be the ever hated duckweed.
We posted at the same time. I kind of thought that would be the case. I don't need the Nitrate sponge as I clean my tanks 2 times a week so no problem there. I just like how it looks and thought it would be nicer if I could get it to stay planted. I had Cabomba for awhile and it looked so nice but then I had plant eating fish that did it in. Now, I can't find it anywhere here. The Hornwort has that similar "pine tree" type look to it. Thought it would be nice if I could get it to reach close to the top of the tank from the bottom. A pine tree forest in my tank. ha ha