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Old 03-16-2007, 10:11 PM   #11
 
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ok wait i just found a small bright uv light i think about 40w again i was thinking of puting it at the back of my aquarium so the bottems can get some light, right now its on the top.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:53 AM   #12
 
its a light issue. you need so much light for cobomba, its such a demanding plant- i cant work out why it is sold to starters in the hobby.
At the bottom it looks like a pipe cleaner toward the top it looks bushy- thats a sign it wants light- just cut the bushy part plant it in the substrate eventually repeating this process you will find the bushy part becomes larger- its a pain but it is the only way you will grow it with your current setup-
also this plant is sensitive to flake food, if flake food is caught in its leaves they will rot- so net off excess food.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:49 AM   #13
 
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Has the light helped at all with the growth of the Cabomba?
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:44 AM   #14
 
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ive always had cabomba die after about 4 weeks so i dont bother with it hornwort or millfoil look better and are easyier to grow
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