Anyone had luck with cabomba?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by lily potter1223, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. lily potter1223Valued MemberMember

    Hey there

    Just wondering, has anyone had any luck with cabomba? Mine keep dying a few weeks after I get them. It's kind of frustrating. I think it may be that I tie the stems together and stick it iin the gravel, but I can't think of any other way to keep them from floating. I really like the look of them as a substrate plant, but I can't get them to live that way.

    Has anyone had any luck with growing cabomba in their substrate? Any inputs would be appreciated :)
  2. BajocValued MemberMember

    It feeds from its stem and leaves. So, if it has adequate nutrients in the water column and a heck of a lot of light, fine.

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  3. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    They need lots of light, a good plant substrate and CO2 in my experience with it. They don't do well in a low light set up.
  4. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Also "bunch plants" need to be planted individual stem at a time not tied together. Cambomba is a cooler water plant and does not generally do well in water above the low 70's.
  5. lily potter1223Valued MemberMember

    Every time I tried to plant them individually them would just lose hold and float back up, since they don't have roots. How do you make them stay?
  6. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

  7. lily potter1223Valued MemberMember

    Just normal gravel. Nothing special...
  8. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Well, I strip the leafs off the stem for around 2" and stick in the gravel. Try pushing them in at an angle.
  9. lily potter1223Valued MemberMember

    Ok Thanks, I'll try that :)

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