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01-01-2009 07:31 PM
KDahlin
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Originally Posted by Left C View Post
Hi KDahlin

Do you have a link to the thread where that picture was posted? Is it one of Tom Barr's lighting posts using his PAR meter?
Hi Left C,

it came from here: http://www.aquascapingworld.com/foru...hairgrass.html
01-01-2009 06:09 AM
Ebichua Trim it and replant the tops to make a bigger bush. That's what I do with all my stem/rotala plants to make them look bushy.
Works like a charm :-)
01-01-2009 04:05 AM
fishboy87 yeah, I was talking about indica. . .to be safe, I think I'll just remove it all and plant the tops. . .thanks!
12-31-2008 06:06 PM
Ebichua You'll be fine, this is rotala green you're talking about, right fishboy?
The "regular" rotalas such as green, colorata, indica and others that look like these (just diff color or something) grow fast and easy. Hard plant to kill. I have had some that grow out of the soil because I uprooted/cut all of my rotala sp. green and they somehow had a stem under the substrate still or I must have missed a TINY portion. It regrew back into my tank and I kinda just left it there now. Like I said though, hard to kill. :-P Good thing they're nice.
12-31-2008 05:08 PM
fishboy87 sorry, so if I were to cut my now 1.5' tall rotala down to like 4" tall, it WILL NOT kill the rotala and the rotala will grow back bushier. . .i only say this because I've worked a while just to get my plants to grow and I'm nervous of cutting the centerpiece plants and killing it like what could happen if you did that to let's say garden plants outside
12-22-2008 01:52 AM
Left C
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Originally Posted by KDahlin View Post
I had always thought that getting rotala green to grow downwards took high light. Below, is rotala green growing downwards in only 1.5 wpg T5 light.

How is this look achieved?

Hi KDahlin

Do you have a link to the thread where that picture was posted? Is it one of Tom Barr's lighting posts using his PAR meter?
12-22-2008 12:14 AM
Green Leaf Aquariums No problem Down Shift

Orlando
12-21-2008 10:57 PM
Down_Shift My gawd.. that linked thread has shed me some new light. THANKS.

<-- still a newb.


Gonna try that once my stems grow back
12-21-2008 08:01 AM
waterfaller1
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Sure we do You must not have paid us a visit lately

Orlando
Aha..you are correct. Thanks for getting them! Off to fill my shopping cart.
12-20-2008 03:56 PM
Green Leaf Aquariums
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Yeah right...sure, but our favorite scissor source DOES NOT carry short curved scissors..
Sure we do You must not have paid us a visit lately

Orlando
12-20-2008 01:53 PM
waterfaller1
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Stem plants love scissors, so don't be afraid to hack them back

Orlando
Yeah right...sure, but our favorite scissor source DOES NOT carry short curved scissors..
12-20-2008 01:19 PM
Craigthor Scissors grab the pruning sheers or hedge trimmer
12-20-2008 12:34 PM
Green Leaf Aquariums Stem plants love scissors, so don't be afraid to hack them back

Orlando
12-20-2008 11:53 AM
waterfaller1 OOOhh..a new forum, awesome!
My Rotala green grows up and then swoops down in sweeping stems, I kind of like it that way.
12-20-2008 06:20 AM
monkeyruler90 great link orlando. i always wondered how to get that full bush look with stems.
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