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    I finally found a way to keep my hornwort out the filter strainer and on one end of the tank. I attached an eye hook to a suction cup and threaded the hornwort thru it. Works great and all my hornwort is now away from the filters. yeaaaaaaaaa

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    do you have multiple stems pulled through the eye hook? Or are they bunched so you only need to do 1 stem? I've been trying to think of a way to float my cabomba and anchor it without damaging it ... this may be the way .....

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    I used a bigger eye hook and just pulled several inches thru.

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    For how long? Consider that hornswort grows up to 6 inches a day.

    I love the plant but it need to be pruned almost daily.
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    my hornwort did fine planted when i had gravel, the bottom would rot, but it grew much faster, so i would just snip the bottom off and replant every week or so.

    but when i got sand it would rot and float off practically within 24 hours so i ditched it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    For how long? Consider that hornswort grows up to 6 inches a day.

    I love the plant but it need to be pruned almost daily.
    It does grow fast for sure. I'm rather liking it too in the cichlid tank. I just like it spread across the tank and not in a big ball glued against the filter strainer. :)

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    Good idea!

    Mine finally gave up the ghost...but if I find some fresh material, I'll get some more. The fish love it.
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    What a great idea! I did the same thing, but through the loops at the end of the suction cups you use to hold air lines. Problem was, the hornwort always dislodged after a while. The eyehook is a much better idea!
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    I have some eye hook suction cups left over from last xmas that have clear plastic eye hooks. I'm so going to give this a shot with some cabomba.

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    Suction cups have to be good ones. Those little useless ones we see so often in this hobby just don't get it.

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