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
Also i wanted to add they are about 30 inchs tall :O
mine did this it started to almost grow flat lobes that were all bunched up i dont know why i removed the whole plant
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.
You will need to cut the plant sideways and it will grow more than just one shoot giving it a bushy appearance.
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?
ok and my co2 is a 4 litre bottle is that ok?
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.
Here's his DIY CO2 diffuser thread:
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