Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hawthorn Woods IL
It's funny that I can snip stem plants, like Ludwigia, replant, and they take right off. The Vals consistantly went down hill before "stabalizing" and showing new growth. I think it also helps to clean the dead and dyeing stuff off the plants. It was hard for me to do this at first because I wanted to preserve as much of the plant as I could. I have snipped plants down to prractically nothing only to have them come back strong whereas plants I left alone and did not trim heavily, took much longer.
Also, Im as old as the dirt in my tanks. I've learned to say say things like "sick" and "stupid" to describe good things from my kids. haha