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Old 02-12-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Have high ammonia or nitrate levels?? - try this

Adding some aquatic plants like hornwort can really help with these problems & hornwort is a floater so its easy to incorporate.

check out this article for more info

http://www.aquabotanic.com/plants_an...filtration.htm
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What about light and fertilizer requirements for these?
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since hornwort floats it actually gets a lot of light even if your wpg are low

I wouldn't worry about fertilizer to start with, its just a quick way to provide a bit of a buffer for fish in the tank. Its cheap & it does suck up alot of nitrogenous wastes.

You have to be careful of introducing other things like snails though (a 5% bleach solution (1 part bleach:20 parts water) can help with thus. Look up bleaching aquarium plants for more info.
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