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Trimming Starougyne, before and after pics

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Mowed:



About 2-3 weeks later:



Helps to see pics and not be told what to do for trimming.


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Wow, that's beautiful...what substrate are you using?
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Didn't take long for it to grow back did it...
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Wow, that's beautiful...what substrate are you using?
I'm pretty sure that's ADA AquaSoil.





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Didn't take long for it to grow back did it...
It's a weed.

ADA aqua soil only for the sediment, most of my tanks use it.
It's(ADA AS) about 3 years old now.

So it does last a very long time.

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Wow, that's beautiful...what substrate are you using?
Aged aquasoil from what I understand.
Thanks for sharing, Tom!

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Looks great! Here are some of the cuttings, just planted yesterday. I hope they look as good as yours some day!

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bineny - I like those rocks.


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Mowed:



About 2-3 weeks later:



Helps to see pics and not be told what to do for trimming.


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They grew back much fuller compared to the first pic.
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I let them grow in for another 2-3 weeks, then trimmed. You can see how dense the back layer is and then the new growth fills in fairly fast, 2-3 weeks typically after a harsh mow.

This is similar to the way HC is mowed here:



Post trim:



Detail:



Not an easy trim like Starougyne, works well on Gloss.

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i dont think you have enough cardinals


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I let them grow in for another 2-3 weeks, then trimmed. You can see how dense the back layer is and then the new growth fills in fairly fast, 2-3 weeks typically after a harsh mow.

This is similar to the way HC is mowed here:

[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/HChackedback80liters.jpg[/IM]

Post trim:

[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/HCpruning4weekslater.jpg[/IM]

Detail:

[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/Glosslawnmowed.jpg[/IM]

Not an easy trim like Starougyne, works well on Gloss.

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so do you have a strategy in your mowing or do you do it like it sounds and just start taking the tops off leaving the lower stuff


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i dont think you have enough cardinals
320 or so.

All fat and very tame, they will eat from your hands.
There's one green neon in there. Never noticed till a few months ago.
A contaminant.

As far as mowing, I'll mow like this when I neglect things and the plants grow up too tall. If I'm more diligent (ha!) I'll thin the taller tops.

I tend to have to mow down to the nub to keep the mat nicer and lower, you can trim the tops etc......but I think most will end up mowing like above.
But this plants can be used as a mid or shaped to all sorts of shapes, and it's very dense and well rooted, almost like Crypts.

I'll detail another species of foreground that's best uprooted and replanted next(few days or so, Downoi).





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What are those red tetras in the above pics? Ember? They look so bright.


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They look like Serpae Tetras to me.

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