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Thread: Yellow hornwort
09-27-2011, 05:43 AM #21
I tried hornwort from the lfs a couple times, never could keep it alive. Some years ago I received a shipment of dwarf crayfish bagged with some small bits of hornwort to cling to in transit. The crayfish died off w/out successfully breeding, but the hornwort is still growing like a weed. It very solidly fills the upper half of my 33 long, and has been grown under a regular FL shop light with 1 6700k and 1 10,000k bulb the whole time.
I also have Najas indica in several tanks. It actually grows faster though not as thick/dense as the hornwort.
09-27-2011, 10:42 AM #22
0Originally Posted by nightfish
I have had success with Rotala Indinca with this lamp as well as amazon swords. I do want to get a 6500k bulb but for now it is doing fine29g fresh planted community 1 Thick Lipped Sunset Gourami, 5 pristella x-ray tetras, 6 neon tetras and 3 platies with amazon sword and rotala indinca
2.5g Betta tank with 1 male
10 Gallon QT tank 3 MM Platy
03-23-2012, 03:58 AM #23
I have the lights of both my tanks on timers, now. Prior to daylight saving time, both lights came on at 7:55 A.M and went off at 6:50 P.M. Since we had to set our clocks an hour ahead on March 11, the on and off is 8:55 A.M. and 7:50 P.M. The timer doesn't know the difference, only the clocks read differently.
I use all-purpose Flourish in my tanks, and I only put it in after water changes.
My hornwort has grown extensively in the 65, and somewhat in the 20. I suspect it's getting eaten in the smaller tank.
In my 20, my java moss has gone to town, bigtime. The small clump I started with is four times its original size and a deep dark green.
I would suggest you leave your light on much, much longer than four hours. Try 12 to 14 hours. See if that makes a difference. I'll bet it does...
-- mermaidwannabe20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.