Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Tired of having to trim and replant leggy stems
With the background stem plants on one side of my tank, I'm getting really frustrated with constantly having to cut off and re-plant the more-lush top half. I have tried ambulia (grows VERY leggy with my light and co2 amounts), but now I'm having better luck with green and red myrio (grows faster, looks better, slightly less leggy, but still leggy). I usually have to pull up the entire stem, cut in half, and re-plant the top half once every 2-3 weeks. Is there any better way to do this? Is there a way I can slow down their growth so I don't have to re-plant so often?
I have hygro as a background plant on the other side of the tank, which is easy to keep trimmed, and looks pretty lush, although it has that coarse, "weedy" look.
Thanks in advance!
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