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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Help needed about Cabomba

I have a good size cabomba which never reached more than 25 cm in height and the stems are tall but resting sideways. I was not worrying about it because it seems healthy and bushy but now the upper part of the stem is also turning downwards! I need advice please. I have leds which are on for 6 hours. All other plants are doing fine which includes ; amazon swords, bacopa caroliniana, asian ambulia, water sprite etc. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am trying to post pics of it for some more detail, but cannot manage! Sorry.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone can help me out please? Sorry if I posted in the wrong place but I am new to plants and new on this forum. Anyone experienced this before?
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 01:25 PM
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they are look nice, very healthy... i suggest to cut tops and replant, to make it even more bushy )
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 05:29 PM
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I had some stems that would do that if they got too close to the outflow of my AquaClear because it shoots the water straight down.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 07:22 PM
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Would second what keymastr said, that looks like water flow causing it to bend down, is there any flow off the glass back there?
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-25-2015, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, and thanks for your replies. The outlet is not that strong and neither close to it, it is around 2 feet from the filter outlet but still this can be my issue! Yesterday I pruned it and planted some cuttings at the other side of my tank where there is much less current so I will see how they grow in there. I also came across an article that says that only few success was made with leds on cabomba and I hope that this is not my problem! Anyone here has had success with cabomba and leds?
All my other plants are doing fine.
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It maybe the intensity of the light which makes the plant not growing upward, which can be interesting.

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Hi, and thanks for your replies. The outlet is not that strong and neither close to it, it is around 2 feet from the filter outlet but still this can be my issue! Yesterday I pruned it and planted some cuttings at the other side of my tank where there is much less current so I will see how they grow in there. I also came across an article that says that only few success was made with leds on cabomba and I hope that this is not my problem! Anyone here has had success with cabomba and leds?
All my other plants are doing fine.
I have purple cabomba under led and it grows very well. Im not sure if there is much of a difference between the green and purple.
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Looks fairly normal to me. Cabomba is a crazy plant.

When stems are planted bunched up close together, they grow outwards in a non competing manner with one another. Looks like what's going on here. Appears to be healthy so I wouldnt worry about it.
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I too have purple cabomba. I've never found it to be too demanding to simply grow, if left alone within two or three weeks my stems get 3 to 4 feet long. Getting them to achieve full color is a different story though.

I think for your bunch I might thin the group out. That may help then grow up instead out out to the sides.

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-25-2015, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your help. As from what I can understand from your replies, I think that 2 things are causing this, which are the intensity of my leds and the second is because I planted them in two bunches since I am new on plants. I will try and plant the stems separetly and see from there. I will try to post pics of my tank's progress so you can see how it grew.

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Your tank looks pretty healthy, I'd be happy with what you've achieved.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-26-2015, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I am trying to plant some asian ambulia behind the cabomba now so it hides the black background. The Ambulia does not seems to find any problem to reach the top in my tank :-)
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