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10-16-2012 03:42 PM
mistergreen
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Originally Posted by HybridHerp View Post
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.
10-16-2012 02:36 PM
HybridHerp what are you using to trim? just scissors? that looks like it would be patience testing lol
10-16-2012 07:29 AM
plantbrain

A few minutes later:



Tank is 28" Deep, lights are another 16" above the tank.
10-16-2012 06:29 AM
Kai808
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Originally Posted by O2surplus View Post
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.
10-16-2012 04:54 AM
mistergreen
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Originally Posted by O2surplus View Post
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?
10-10-2012 02:48 AM
Andrew H Awesome. I want/need get some glosso for my 55.

Pics look great guys.
10-09-2012 11:02 PM
O2surplus 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.

10-09-2012 08:28 PM
plantbrain
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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 View Post
Great recovery, but OUCH ! what a mess it made.
No, not as bad as many assume, in 2-4 days, it looks much better.
10-09-2012 06:25 AM
stevenjohn21 Great recovery, but OUCH ! what a mess it made.
10-09-2012 06:08 AM
plantbrain
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Originally Posted by mistergreen View Post
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.





How to trim tutorial:







Recovery:
1 week:



2 weeks:



4 weeks:


So mowing about 2-3 months is typical.
10-08-2012 07:22 PM
Gafi
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Originally Posted by chad320 View Post
What I meant was not specifically trimming each one specifically at the second internode, but just to trim it fairly low to prompt it to throw side shoots. The second would be a safe bet so you dont kill it. A plant that branches like this has a tendancy to sprout a side shoot from the first healthy internode just below the trim. If you get too close to the second, then it still has a chance to sprout from the 1st. If you trim all the way to the first, them you run a higher risk of it just plain melting. And once your second internode shoots creep and root on their own you can trim a little bit lower if you're really picky about how low and uniform you wish for it to look.
awesome! thanks for the clarification! im always so unsure about trimming carpeting plants
10-08-2012 07:02 PM
chad320
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Originally Posted by Gafi View Post
so I am guessing this means you need to trim carefully above the nodes....not just taking scissors to it?
What I meant was not specifically trimming each one specifically at the second internode, but just to trim it fairly low to prompt it to throw side shoots. The second would be a safe bet so you dont kill it. A plant that branches like this has a tendancy to sprout a side shoot from the first healthy internode just below the trim. If you get too close to the second, then it still has a chance to sprout from the 1st. If you trim all the way to the first, them you run a higher risk of it just plain melting. And once your second internode shoots creep and root on their own you can trim a little bit lower if you're really picky about how low and uniform you wish for it to look.
10-08-2012 06:50 PM
fplata also if your are using any of the AZOO plant hormones as they call it, stop using them asap as they cause this as well
10-08-2012 06:34 PM
Gafi
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Originally Posted by chad320 View Post
Yeah, I would give it more time and trim it just above the second internode.
so I am guessing this means you need to trim carefully above the nodes....not just taking scissors to it?
10-08-2012 05:24 PM
chad320 Yeah, I would give it more time and trim it just above the second internode.
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