Cabomba Aquatica

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1 Bunch: 8-10 Stems

 

Here's a summary of parameters for Cabomba aquatica:

  • Scientific Name: Cabomba aquatica
  • Water Temperature: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: High lighting levels are recommended for optimal growth. Provide at least 8-10 hours of intense light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: Cabomba aquatica benefits greatly from CO2 supplementation, especially in high light setups. CO2 injection will promote vigorous growth and prevent algae issues.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is preferred, as Cabomba aquatica can absorb nutrients through its roots. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients.
  • Propagation: Can be propagated by stem cuttings. Simply cut healthy stems and replant them into the substrate, ensuring that the bottom nodes are buried.
  • Care Level: Moderate to high. Cabomba aquatica is a fast grower and requires regular pruning to prevent it from becoming too dense and shading other plants. Trim any yellowing or dead leaves to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is known for its delicate and feathery leaves, which can be easily damaged during handling. It appreciates good water flow to prevent algae growth and to distribute nutrients evenly. Regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer is recommended to support its growth.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Cabomba aquatica can thrive in your aquarium, adding a beautiful and lush green backdrop to your aquascape.

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