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Are Cobambas and Hornworts Hardy.
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Kazman338
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PostPosted: 2003.08.10(Sun)9:48    Post subject: Are Cobambas and Hornworts Hardy. Reply with quote

I have a 29 gallon tank with some gouramis and two guppies in the tank. The pH is 7.0 and there is no ammonia. I was wondering will my gouramis eat these plants and I only have a 20 watt light on my aquarium. So will these plants flourish in my aquarium.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.10(Sun)10:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gourami's should leave your plants alone. As far as light and flourish, it depends on the plants. 20w is a little weak, you may want look into getting a at least second bulb on that tank. I'm running only 1.5w/pg and my plants are doing only OK.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.10(Sun)12:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cabombas really appreciate stronger light. IME hornwort is easy to grow, though it never stays looking as good as many pictures show. It also grows incredibly fast, and feels plastic to touch. My advise is to add another bulb or two and try cabombas or the similar, but less light demanding, Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora).

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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)5:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I am in the process of convincing my parents to let me get a 75 gallon aquarium. I would put at least a twin tube florescent fixture on this tank. I hope to plant the tank.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)10:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twin tubes will only get you just over 1wpg with regular flor. bulbs. I am running 2 fixtures on mine. 4x40watt bulbs. They are 48" (4feet). My plants are only doing OK. Nothing a little more couldn't help with.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)13:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found out that the floor in my room can only support a 55 gallon aquarium. But I am still getting a twin tube light fixture with 2 40 watt bulbs. That will help a little or I will get 2 24 inch double fixtures.Now I am getting a 55 gallon aquarium.
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