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so turns out what i had/have is not BBA but greenspot algae and hair algae, i get the green spot on the glass within a few days with the old conditions and same with the hair algae except on the plants mainly the moneywart and whats left of the creeping charlie and the rotella. today i did a major 75% w/c to get rid of cloudy water added a normal dose of excel and a single dose of flourish and also laid some cardboard strips across the top. ill post some pics when i get the uploaded.

forgot to add also took apart the filter completely and scrubbed everything down, the bucket of water i used was black afterwords.
 

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im nto big on the appearance of the hornwoart or have I heard its great at shielding light/sucking up excess nutrients/ extremely fast grower. I may have to make some type of flow baffle for my hob. but im looking into some dwarf water lettuce duckeweed, frogbit and maybe just maybe some water hysenthia. just not sure about the crazy long draping roots but then again might give a neat looking appearance in the tank.
 

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im nto big on the appearance of the hornwoart or have I heard its great at shielding light/sucking up excess nutrients/ extremely fast grower. I may have to make some type of flow baffle for my hob. but im looking into some dwarf water lettuce duckeweed, frogbit and maybe just maybe some water hysenthia. just not sure about the crazy long draping roots but then again might give a neat looking appearance in the tank.
DWL, I'm hoping to be able to get some of that this month as the pond supplies show up at the LFS. You will definitely want to keep thee flow from the HOB away from this stuff... from what I understand.

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ok so wisteria and hornowart are related how? I think your missing the point why I choose those specific species I mentioned. I need dense light diffusion/blocking and extremely fast growing which = super fast nutrient uptake. not to mention I like the appearance of the selsected species. hornwort not so much and to top it off its coldwater plant I run 80 in my African tank
 
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