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Old 03-05-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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hornwort

correct me if im wrong but isnt this a low light plant?
i bought this yesterday and it is already starting to bend over and not growing upright even thought my light is above. im still trying to find a good light system on ebay to get higher light
right now its 15w and 20 gal which i this is real low light but ima try to get higher

how many wpg is low medium and high where does each classifier end and other begin

also wouild any ferts help my plants any with this low light?
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:33 PM   #2
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My hornwort in my low light 55G didn't do so hot at first. Give it some time and it will bounce back. Mine's finally coming through after a week and a couple days. It's considered medium light, but does pretty well in low light. I was thinking the same way you are, but give it a little time. If your florescent is an older bulb, try buying a new bulb, til you get a better lighting system in place. I only have 36W on my 55G, 2 18W bulbs. Took some time, but the hornwort is now looking pretty good.

Might try adding some Flourish Excel. It might help some too. My understanding of the lighting, I think is 1w/g, 2w/g, and 3w/g. Then above 4w/g is very high. I may be wrong on that, but it's kind of how I base it. Then, if you are like me, over 9w/g, it's insanity, lol. But I want to keep the reds in my ludwigia repens. 5w/g just wasn't enough.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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My hornwort thrives in low-light, so it's definitely not the light. I didn't use any ferts until I obtained a nice sword. I have pruned it so many times I cannot even count it.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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ya the bulb is new so maybe ill try som excel, any plants not do well with excel added?[/url]
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The main ones are Vals and Anacharis. Haven't heard of any others that are sensitive to Excel.
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noob question but what are vals? and ill take my anacharis out then
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The vals are the narrow plants in the background in my tank here...

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o no i dont have any of those i think i did but it died out, thats your new tank correct wolf?

nice repens actually bright reed mine barely stay green bc of my low light. but they arte cheap at my lfs so i tried em out. 1.99$ for all their plants except pots whihc i think is good
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Why take it out? Unless you have a really low bio-load, you don't really need excell. Let it hang out awhile and see if it perks up. I have a lot of plants that didn't start well when first introduced but have perked up over time.
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all i have in the tank is 2 chiclids and i cant add anything else because of their agression thats why i really dont want them anymore
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I agree with Jchillin. Give it some time.It should come around. Since you have anacharis, don't use Excel yet.
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Keep in mind that hornwort is a true floating plant that will never root. If you stick the bottoms into the substrate, you will more than likely have die off from there. Generally, you trim them from the bottom, even when they are floating. It does well in a variety of light situations, but the appearance changes with light intensity. Low light will make it dark green, and high light will make it coppery.
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