- - Cabomba Not Fluffy?
|KishFeeper ||03-16-2007 05:48 PM |
Cabomba Not Fluffy?
I was wondering why my cabomba is not *Fluffy* like a cabomba should be. I have a ton of cabomba and all its doing is growing tall, any suggestions please
Size - 110 gallon
Light - 40w
I also add nutrients every week.
Please help i want *fluffy* cabomba T_T
|KishFeeper ||03-16-2007 05:54 PM |
Also i wanted to add they are about 30 inchs tall :O
|daisycutter ||03-16-2007 05:55 PM |
mine did this it started to almost grow flat lobes that were all bunched up i dont know why i removed the whole plant
|KishFeeper ||03-16-2007 05:56 PM |
i'm so upset tho i thought it would grow *fluffy* so my fish can swim throught them :/ i'm thinking its because of there hight and there trying to get more light.
|Lupin ||03-16-2007 09:31 PM |
You will need to cut the plant sideways and it will grow more than just one shoot giving it a bushy appearance.
|KishFeeper ||03-16-2007 09:43 PM |
what do you mean side ways? =/= <-- like that if == was the stem and / was the cut? also i found a light i was wondering of i should nail it to the wall in the back of my aquarium? to give the stems at the bottem some light?
|Lupin ||03-16-2007 09:45 PM |
Position the scissors in a slant manner.
Originally Posted by KishFeeper
what do you mean side ways? =/= <-- like that if == was the stem and / was the cut?
|KishFeeper ||03-16-2007 09:48 PM |
ok and my co2 is a 4 litre bottle is that ok?
|fish_4_all ||03-16-2007 09:55 PM |
Lots more light. Cabomba likes the light that is why it is growing so thin and so tall. It is stretching for the light. I would say that 125 watts should help it grow much bushier and it will fill out much better. I did an experiment with it and let it grow floating for a week and the parts that floated were thick and lush where the ones planted were thin and lanky.
As for the CO2, pressurized or DIY? I am guessing DIY so you will want to switch to 3-5 2 liter bottles so that they are staggered and will produce much better than a single bottle. 2-3, 4 liter bottles could work but I would want 3 so you can stagger then like 5-8 days apart so they CO2 production is steady and constant. Fluctuations will cause algae especially if it drops below 30ppm.
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