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    ive heard this is a good plant i was wondering what does it look like if anyone has pics that would be great

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    Thats my huge wad of it, it is a good plant to use as a nitrate sucker as it grows rapidly. I have to remove over a 1.5ft*1ft section of this stuff from my 55G tank every week.
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    Looks nice and healthy. Anacharis will do the same thing and it will root.

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    One thing to add with Hornwort is that if its in an area of high flow or its not allowed to float it will loose its needles.

    Dwarf Water lettuce is another excellent floating type plant that really does a nice job at nitrate control.
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    Great looking plant I'll have to see if I can pick some up.
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    About two months ago I got a single strand of Hornwort, about 16" or so, for my girlfriend's tank. A couple days ago I took about 3ft out and she had about that much left. Betta and shrimp love the stuff as do African Dwarf Frogs 'cause they can hang on it close to the surface so they don't have so far to go to get a gulp of air. Same with the Betta. They'll wiggle through it and lay on it like a couch.

    It will grow fast and could start depriving your other rooted plants of light so keep an eye on it's growth.

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    I bought some a few months ago and it is the fastest growing plant I have ever seen. Last week I pulled almost all of it out because it takes over the tank.

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    LOL I feed it to my apple snails! If I add 4ft to a ten its gone in about a week! lol
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    If apple snails are kept in the same tank as hornwort, does this mean that they would eat it all?

    I want some hornwort to provide protection for fry and possibly reduce algae in a ten gallon tank. If it grows as fast as it seems to, could I add a mystery snail to help keep it in check, or will the whole plant become dinner and require replacement on a regular basis?
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    IME Najas grows faster than hornwort, though if you really want a nitrate sponge duckweed grows faster than anything.
    One thing about hornwort, if you get some from someone else's tank it tends to do much better than from the lfs. I tried it a couple times, and it always disintegrated within a couple weeks until I got a few small pieces with some dwarf crayfish last year. Needless to say, the few small pieces have grown considerably since then, have been thinned out several times, and currently fill about 1/4 of my 38 gallon tank.
    I have to do a major thinning-out of the Najas about every 3 weeks, or after 4-5 weeks it will completely fill my 75. Duckweed covers the surface about every 2-3 weeks as well, after being scooped out down to a couple handfuls.

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