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Mixed feelings about Hornwort
Old 05-09-2008, 08:42 PM   #11
 
I have it floating at the top and anchored. My Gouramis really like it, also it grows fast and I am always giving it away. it does well in all of my tanks with a range of lighting conditions. Never really have any other problems.
My elodea doesn’t do as well in my tanks with lower lighting, but still acceptable.

so thats +1 for hornwart and +1 for elodea. eather or
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:02 AM   #12
 
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I'm surprised at all the negativity too! It just goes to show you how different plants do different things for different people.

I really like my Hornwort. I have it in 3 of my tanks and never had the needle shedding problem. I pinch off any parts that look dead or dying before they lose their needles. My fish love it. My tanks love it and it grows like crazy! The fry thrive in it also.
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #13
 
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I don't have any major problems with mine. It does shed a little - but I simply vacuum that up during the weekly water changes. My pencilfish love it, and spend a lot of time hanging out in it or nibbling at the edges. I also let some float and don't find there's any shedding with the floating plants - perhaps because they're that bit nearer the light.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:19 PM   #14
 
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I dont think I want the hornwart then but im looking into elodea
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:59 PM   #15
 
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I bought a plant called camodia or somethin like that. It looks alot like hornwort. Anybody know anything on that?
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #16
 
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I bought a plant called camodia or somethin like that. It looks alot like hornwort. Anybody know anything on that?
Cabomba.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:06 PM   #17
 
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yeah caboomba. Anything on these plants? I know that unlike hornwort, it grows roots. Are they easy?
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #18
 
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In my experience, cabomba is similar to hornwort in most ways except that it doesn't look as good floating but looks better planted. It also grows slower for me than my hornwort. Also, in the short time I had Oto cats, they completely devoured all of my cabomba but didn't touch the hornwort.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:11 PM   #19
 
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do they tolerate salt? do they normally grow round fruit like things on the tips?
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:55 PM   #20
 
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I believe those round growths are new budding leaves. I doubt something like cabomba would appreciate salt very much. Many plants are difficult to grow in brackish conditions.
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