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What Causes??

What would cause Hornwort to suddenly shed almost all its needles ( leaves ) over night?? No water parameter changes, no nothing. Went to bed last night, got up this a.m. and found a tankful of floating,shed leaves in water,around intakes for filters. What a mess.
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What kind of fish do you have in the tank?

15g Fluval Flex - Will be a planted shrimp tank
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Platy's (5), Tetras (3 ) and glolight danios (8)..
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For now, I would throw on a prefilter sponge.
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What are the tanks parameters? Do you use any ferts, what about co2, etc....

15g Fluval Flex - Will be a planted shrimp tank
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29gal, pH 7.4, temp.-76, NH3-0, NO2-0, NO3-10 to 15ppm., dry ferts. ( diluted with H2O ), no CO2, Gravel bottom, 2-18 watt 6500K lights and 1-23 watt 6500K CFL.
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Those are pretty much my perimeters and it grows very well for me. I probably have less light with two 4" shop fixtures T12 tubes hung over 4 -29L tanks.

Excell will toast it. Fert will make it grow like a 1"-2" a night. Doesn't like low ph water. Doesn't like for water.
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Well got rid of the Hornwort and replace it with dwarf water lettuce!
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