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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bunching or seperating plants?

Would you bunch up your plants to make it have a fuller look or do you separate your plants? I feel I want to bunch them up (some not all) but then I worry that they won't get enough light.
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Someones gonna say it , so I will...whatever you like . Try different things , but live with it a bit before you change it....lol It may grow on you.
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I always spread most out a modest amount.

If you bunch them tight inner leaves smashed in center always end up dieing off anyway.
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I always separate mine and plant them anywhere from 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart depending on the plant. Species that are smaller stems like rotala 1/2 inch spacing and other larger stems like bacopa 1 inch spacing. I then use trimming as a way to get them to fill in and look dense.
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I always spread them out a little, in the hopes that they'll grow faster with less competition, resulting in lots of bunches.

It's taking a while with my slow growers (mainly crypts) but have noticed it working with vallis.
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