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Hi,

I recently got some Hornwort for my Eclipse and a day after putting it in the tank I have noticed that some of the leaves are melting away.

I read that hornwort tends to melt at higher temperatures. Is this true?
My tank is usually between 78 - 82 degrees because of the light.

Has any one successfully kept hornwort at high temperatures?

Thanks.
 

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Hornwort likes a lot of nitrates. That's the only thing I've observed with it.

Also, it doesn't tolerate copper. I once put some copper into my tank prophylactically (trying to prevent ich with the introduction of new fish... dumb... they were the only fish in the tank) and I killed the hornwort in that tank.
 

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Hmm...seems like there could be multiple causes. I am dosing Flourish every other day right now. I have it floating near the surface.

I still think it might be temperature related in my case based on what I read else where on the net. I think the light is creating too much heat and melting it.

Other ideas as to why this is happening are welcome.
 
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