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I'd add water sprite to the list. Both PSO and Water Sprite grow at astronomical rates in my tank. I don't have water wisteria, but I might get some for my 55 gallon.

Also look for floating plants. Amazon Frogbit and Water Lettuce are amazing at clearing the water of nitrates. For the first time since starting my tank, I actually have 0 nitrates in my cycled aquarium because I added a water lettuce and PSO... time to increase fertilizers!

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Hornwort definitely can grow inches per day it filters out so much. water wisteria phenomenal  I let it grow submerged until it emerges. I let it grow over the top of my tank so it has unlimited access to co2.  Between these two I hack the jungle down weekly so I can see my pets. I use nothing in that tank no fertz just prime water conditioner.

I have recently been seeing a lot about Pothos roots only in leaves out doing even better than wisteria and my reading says it will wipe almost everything out of a tank to the point you have to feed fertilizer to your plants 

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Water wisteria is super fast for sure. I have a bunch planted in my 10 gallon running medium to high light and a little CO2. I TRIPLE dosed Easy Green yesterday and this morning I’m sitting at 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 5 nitrate. Currently seasoning this tank so no fin babies in there yet. I’ve also got quite a bit of Anacharis in there with crypts and Anubias Barteri and Nana Petite, but I credit the nitrate disposal to the wisteria! I also have used frogbit and water lettuce in another tank and as others have attested to, they’re nitrate eating monsters! 😄

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Oh, well. You know. Elodea Densa. Or Duckweed. Actually the last one I used in my aquarium a year ago and I can say that my clownfish liked it (at least I hope so). Maybe it will help you too. 

Unfortunately my clownfish died when I forgot to feed them... Just read interesing book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094NMRWPJ and forgot about them. My daughter still cannot forgive me. 

That is actually a good example of how you do not need to forget about your present reality... 

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