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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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To trim or not to trim? New plants in my first tank.

I planted my first tank about two weeks ago. My question is specifically about these Bacopa Caroliniana. I'm getting good new growth out of the top of the stems, and as expected the old leaves are melting. Should I leave these alone or should I trim off the top and replant them? It looks like they are growing roots at the bottom of most stems. If I do leave them alone, should I remove all the old dying leaves or continue to let them fall off on their own? Thanks!
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If you want to pluck off the dying leaves it would be better than letting them disintegrate in your water
So long as the stems themselves aren't dying then i would leave the new growth until you have at least a few more inches, closer proximity to the light due to the current long stems will help them grow faster.

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I would just leave them alone and test for ammonia which I doubt those few little leave are going to give you a problem with. As stated above just let tops continue to grow towards light then crop top and replant when they get big enough and leave bottoms alone and let them propagate you some new stems.
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I would cut them off also. Instead of letting the plant use energy on dead or already dying leaves, let it use its energy on new growth
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