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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by drewsuf82 View Post
Do you have any pictures?

When and how are you trimming?

When I started with this plant it looked like:

Then it looks like this before trimming:

One Month Later with trimming and replanting the trims it looks like:

I've been trimming the longer ones and just replanting, It's a process with this plant I'm finding, where I've been trimming some side shoots are coming out so it's thickening up and you see what it looks like, soon I will be trimming and replanting again....

As for tank specs you and I are close, only I'm a 55 gallon and I run my 2x54w t5HO on a 4h on, 4h off, 4h on, 8h off light schedule
It looks almost exactly like your first photo. I've trimmed it once about midway down the stalk between nodes and replanted the tops but those just shot up to the top of the tank in four days! Same type of spindly growth. I may have to try keeping the lights on longer and see how that goes. If it gets worse I may possibly have to go down on the lighting. Do you think that would be a good starting point for the old trial and error?
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