Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Just snip the runners off before they root, or like I do on occasion, use lead plant weights to guide them where I want them.
I'm going to set up a new tank this weekend and before I add anything else, I'm going to cultivate a carpet of dwarf sag. Areas where it grows in nature have to be carpeted with the stuff, so I'm digging around for some info on what those areas might look like and what, if any, other plants may correspond.
I've been thinking a lot about that lately actually. I'm looking at all these great aquascapes people are doing, but then I wonder what nature would really give us. I mean can you imagine an area where broadleaf lug grows? It would have to be one big mass of plants with little else.
You could take it further, such a mass would essentially be it's own little ecosystem with certain other fauna that have assumed a symbiotc relationship over time, setting up a tank to reproduce that system would be interesting.
It would also most likely have little aesthetic appeal. Amano would probably turn green and vomit.
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