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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Cut stem plant bubble streaming

Hey all,
Curious as to what you guys do about cutting stem plants. Whenever I cut a stem plant, in this case Rotala, it streams tons of bubbles for a few days until the cut heals. I am guessing this is normal, but I can't believe its "good", and wondering what you guys do about this?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:11 AM
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it's completely normal :P you can't do anything about it. and it doesnt hurt anyone
lot's of light + hurt plant = bubbles
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Cool. Thats what I figured, but I was thinking maybe a dab of superglue or something on the cut would help stem the tide...
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lol! the plant will heal itself over time. and I'm nt sure how plants will take superglue to a wound. but do try and update us on the results
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Looks weird when you do a full trim on all the plants .... I call it "poor mans pearling"

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Looks weird when you do a full trim on all the plants .... I call it "poor mans pearling"
LOL, my fishies sometimes like to try and eat the bubbles. Me thinks they aren't too smart

I might try the superglue next time. It is just a fizzy mess in my aquarium every time I have to trim!
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I'm not sure about freshwater, but super glue in saltwater produces heat. Might cause more damage than it helps?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 02:17 AM
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I find rotala and hygro readily pearl after a fresh trim under co2 and high light.

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