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Fan Wort and Eurasion Water Milfoil

jewett

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Are Fan Wort (Cabomba sp) and Eurasian Water Mil foil (Myriophyllum spicatum) as easy to grow in a newt aquarium as Elodea/Anacharis? I am guessing yes since they are such great invasives, but I always like to confirm with fellow hobbiests and those that have had experience with these plants.
There are a few waterways in Utah where these two plant species are growing invasively, much like most of North America, and because I am cheap I would like to collect instead of buy aquarium plants. And they are growing in places where I like to recreate!
If I do collect some, how do I make it safe for my animals, ie do I need to do a quarantine first?
Any tips, comments, suggestions, etc, appreciated.

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I had Cabomba in my Noto tank for about a year, it did pretty well but definitely preferred a lot of light. The Notos definitely liked laying eggs in it, I don't think I found any in the anacharis that year. Not sure about Milfoil but I would guess it would have pretty high light requirements too judging how I've seen it grow in the lakes around here. I've been toying with the idea of planting water cress in my Dobro tank but have worried about introducing bacteria or other pathogens as well.
 
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