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post #41 of 71 Old 05-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Looks like Wisteria
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Looks like Wisteria
I was thing maybe hornwort, although the bottom is sprouting roots which is why it is planted in the substrate for now.
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Nah, hornwort doesn't produce stems like that, it has no rhyme or reason xD it's just a fluffly prickly bunch. It kind of looks like cabomba to me, but it's hard to tell with how mangled it is Hope you can bring it back to life! :D
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Nah, hornwort doesn't produce stems like that, it has no rhyme or reason xD it's just a fluffly prickly bunch. It kind of looks like cabomba to me, but it's hard to tell with how mangled it is Hope you can bring it back to life! :D
I think you may be right. It looks very sad compared with pictures of cabomba. Anything I can do to help it recover?
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I think you may be right. It looks very sad compared with pictures of cabomba. Anything I can do to help it recover?
If it is Cabomba make sure its not in a shaded area. It needs light and fertilizer. It might make a come back but its hard to tell. Good luck with it and let us know how it does.
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I really am terrible with plant ID, lol, so I'm not even going to try! It does look sad, though, whatever it is. . . Personally, when I have had stem plants that were not doing so well in the past, I've always left them floating in the tank for a while. They'll thank you for the extra light, and usually (for me) bounce back far more quickly than when planted. . .

Three cheers for full spectrum lighting! As Boredomb mentioned, you'll need to get a fertilizer, and probably pretty soon if you want theses stems to survive. I'm pretty sure that most of us posting use Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, if you need a recommendation.
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I have some API leave zone for now.

I tried floating the plant but the circulation of the filter kept pushing it into an area shaded by the hygro leaves.
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API leaf Zone only contains only 2-3 needed nutrients. Plants need 17 soo that's a very incomplete fertilizer if that's what you even want to call it. Flourish Comprehensive is a well rounded fertilizer. There is another one too but can't remember its name now.
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I can only seem to find Seachem flourish and Seachem flourish excel.
Will either of these be better than the leaf zone?

Pet shop suggested using leaf zone and API co2 boost together.
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I can only seem to find Seachem flourish and Seachem flourish excel.
Will either of these be better than the leaf zone?

Pet shop suggested using leaf zone and API co2 boost together.
I would stay away from Excel its pretty nasty stuff but that's my understanding of it. You can use it many ppl do but know its just a liquid Carbon source, not a fertilizer.

This is the Seachem Flourish that you want...
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