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Cabombas wonít grow?

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I have a 28L aquarium with some cabombas, rcs, a mama guppy and her newborn fry (I will move them to a larger aquarium later on). My issue is that some cabombas wonít grow, and some will. I use a 10W light and difused sunlight. I know itís not that much, but some are growing exponentially and some are not growing at all, and I just wanted to know why. Iím applying NPK once a week. Will insert before and after pics.
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Looks like some were damaged. You will see that the plants grow the fastest at the tip. If the tip is damaged for some reason the plant will not grow anymore until it is able to produce sideshoots. These will act as miniature plants. So leave in the plants which do not grow and they will branch out if conditions are good

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Oh! I see. Thanks for the input. Some did branch out. So, I can't make them grow more? What I did wrong, so it won't happen again?
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The ones where the growing tip is removed or damaged will no longer grow. But every branch they produce can be cut when long enough and used as a new plant. Great way to produce. many new plants.

The damage to the growing tips can come from many things from physical to physiological. It can be that they were pinched,crushed or dried out during transport or tank maintenance. It could be that an non-mobile nutrient was deficient etc.

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Oh my god!! I’m so stupid! I thought I read online that I was supposed to cut off the top and replant!!!! I will never do this again, thank you so much! ��
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I mean, will never cut off the top of the main ones, as you said, I will trim the branches!
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