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Oh thanks. I have been trimming a few times now but not too close to the substrate. I'll try more severe trimming next time.

I kind of like the look of it growing straight up. Ill let some grow sideways and some straight up.
My Gloss in this tank pic was NEVER mowed.

It will get a mowing next week.





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So mowing about 2-3 months is typical.

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Great recovery, but OUCH ! what a mess it made.

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Great recovery, but OUCH ! what a mess it made.
No, not as bad as many assume, in 2-4 days, it looks much better.

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I may have to invent an underwater "lawn mower" of sorts with water drain hose in place of a "catch bag" before I grow glosso again. LOL I had over 12sq. feet of the stuff to trim and using a pair of scissors to do it was a PITA.


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Awesome. I want/need get some glosso for my 55.

Pics look great guys.
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I may have to invent an underwater "lawn mower" of sorts with water drain hose in place of a "catch bag" before I grow glosso again. LOL I had over 12sq. feet of the stuff to trim and using a pair of scissors to do it was a PITA.

ha, nice. A glosso roomba?

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I may have to invent an underwater "lawn mower" of sorts with water drain hose in place of a "catch bag" before I grow glosso again. LOL I had over 12sq. feet of the stuff to trim and using a pair of scissors to do it was a PITA.

HAHA. I always thought hair grass was worse to mow. I had this idea to take a wet/dry shaver and make an underwater flo-bee. Nice tank BTW.
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Tank is 28" Deep, lights are another 16" above the tank.

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what are you using to trim? just scissors? that looks like it would be patience testing lol

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what are you using to trim? just scissors? that looks like it would be patience testing lol
It takes a few seconds
You're not cutting individual stems at a time.

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