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  1. Default How to save/grow Cabomba plant?


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    I recently bought 3 bundles of Cabomba for 10gl.
    I am using two 23 watt cfl's in reflector domes.
    I have been dosing Flourish Excel every other day, and dosing Flourish Comprehensive twice a week.
    Also have planted two root tabs near Cabomba bundles.
    Yet, they are turning brown and losing needles................What am I doing wrong and how to I improve plant success? TIA

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    Possibly increase how long you have the lights on and invest in CO2
    29 gallon High-Tech Specs
    96 watt Quad T5HO
    Pressurized CO2(1 bps)
    Black flourite sand (60 lbs)
    I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
    Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
    Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=115692

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    I've been running lights for 10 hrs. I would like to eventually do a DIY co2 (in my 29gl) but not on this 10gl.
    There are many here tho that are having success with ferts and FExcel.
    Am I using too much, or not enough, this is the info I am seeking?

  4. Default How to save/grow Cabomba plant?


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    What substrate are you using?
    29 gallon High-Tech Specs
    96 watt Quad T5HO
    Pressurized CO2(1 bps)
    Black flourite sand (60 lbs)
    I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
    Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
    Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=115692

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    Gravel......

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    I've seen cambomba do this when it was subjected to very big changes in temperature or water hardness. Don't do that and it's basically the easiest plant to grow.

    I'm thinking perhaps too much liquid co2 in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    I've seen cambomba do this when it was subjected to very big changes in temperature or water hardness. Don't do that and it's basically the easiest plant to grow.

    I'm thinking perhaps too much liquid co2 in there.
    Should I have acclimated the plants like fish?
    Will it bounce back?

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    It might. Go easy on the liquid carbo and give it 10 days or so. Do syphon away the brown bits. You could try trimming it back a bit.

    Any idea what your tap water is like?

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    By circumstance, this past weekend I tested parameters that Ive only checked once before. I tested both tap and tank water. There was no difference from tap to tank.

    pH 7.5 (high range test =7.4, low ph test =7.6)
    kH 4-5
    gH 6
    ammonia -0, nitrites -0, nitrates -5< (light current stock of 1Tbarb, 1 Rbarb, ABNpleco)

    Liquid carbon added (per bottle instructions) close to one thread or 1ml every other day. At times I've prolly added a bit much fearing it was not enough.
    Looking at Tropica.com, it says this plant needs .50 watts per liter, co2 6-14 mg per liter. This is confusing to me when compared to Flourish using mL in their instructions. Im lost here when it comes to metric system.

    Also, is 46 watts (2-23 watt,6,500k) too much light? I've thought that I should pick up some 13 watt bulbs. Any and all advice appreciated.

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    *bump for unanswered questions^^

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