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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Success with Foxtail?

I bought 4 nice full bunches of foxtail. They seem to be growing well but are getting overtaken by algae. The foxtail still really looks nice as a somewhat tall plant at the back of my tank but I can tell it may not be so healthy looking for much longer. Is this plant particularly difficult? I've been physically pulling algae off of it lately.. is it generally more trouble than it's worth? Or am I just completely noobing out on this one. Btw my setup is a 29 standard with 55 watts, C02 bio system, and 2 different flourish ferts. Any opinions on foxtail? Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 06:29 AM
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Are you referring to this?

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Foxtail is the not-so-common common name for Hornwort, I believe.. I could be wrong!

Scientific name would be helpful, as common names are bleh.
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It is similar to hornwort. Here is a link to some google images of it. I feel like i'm going to have to give up on it, cause it looks like it requires to much upkeep.
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Hmm, never heard of it, thanks.
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