Thanks everyone. Definitely a fan of my furcata right now. Fingers crossed it flowers!Hello Drew...
What little I've read about Cabomba Furcata is that CO2 is a must and needs to be planted in some of that "high end" substrate, the kind that contains all the micro and macro nutrients. In general, this is a special needs plant. Wish I could grow it. I understand it's a very good oxygen producer.
The pics I've seen of it are beautiful, even without it flowering.
I'm running 2x 15 watt 6500 Daylight CFLs over a 10 gallon. The plants seem to be doing well, and what's strange is there isn't a bit of algae. Tank running for about 6 weeks. I was thinking about changing for 20 watt bulbs, but I don't want to disrupt this fairly harmonious balance and invite algae..+1 on the CO2 but also the more the light the better. This plant wont look pretty for you under low light. At my LFS the plants all come from a wholesaler who grows things emersed so most of them come in with flowers, including the cabomba furcata. They only last about a week. There is no CO2 injection in the tank it stays in but has high light.