Cabomba



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The Cabomba, also known as the Carolina Fanwort, has feathery green leaves, which are divided into narrow segments. It is a densely growing plant that makes for a wonderfull, natural looking background in a planted aquarium.
Cabomba does best when grown in nuetral water under moderate lighting. Provide at least 2 watts per gallon of full spectrum (5000-7000K) lighting. Water temperature between 72°-82°F, an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5 is ideal for proper growth. These plants do not tolerate frequent trimming and transplanting. Leaves dropping from the plant are usually a sign of poor water conditions or CO2 deficiency.

Propagate the Cabomba by trimming branches from the main plant, and relocating them in another part of the aquarium. It should be placed in the back or sides of your aquarium in groups for the best appearance.

Quick Stats:
Care Level: Moderate
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
Propogation: Cuttings
Max. Size: 1' 8"
Color Form: Green
Supplements: CO2 Fertilization
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Cabombaceae

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Johnny February 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm

great looking plant. in my experience needs more lighting. a big mess though if it starts to die as those tiny extensions break off. but a great looking plant to go into your planted tank.

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