Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Cabomba Growing Very Long and Thin
Bought some red cabomba and it had some very nice compact growth. Now that its been in my tank for a couple weeks, it has started to grow very quickly, but the growth is not compact and lush, it's rather long and each set of leaves are spaced about 1.5 inches from the one above it.
46 gallon, eco complete, 2 bulb T5HO aquatic life fixture runs for 9.5 hours per day, I dose with aquariumfertilizer.com's ferts, injecting co2 and the drop checker shows a very very light green. Water temp is around 78-80.
I'm at quite a loss at this point. Do i have the lights on too long, not long enough? Back in the day my lights would come on at noon and go off at midnight and the green cabomba I was growing was perfect. I just wanted to get a consensus as to what the proper course of action should be.
Any help or suggestions is much appreciated. This is one of my favorite plants and I would love to get it growing lush again.