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Should I stick this back in?



This is growing out of my aquarium.
It's from a Sword Frans Stoffels (Echinodorus Sp. Frans Stoffels). Very similar to Amazon Sword.

Should I stick it back in the water or leave it out?
I stuck it back in once, but it popped back out again.

(the image link is not working in the preview, so here is another just in case: https://imgur.com/X54yKQK )

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 06:00 PM
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That would appear to be a bloom stalk and once above water, it is most likely to dry and there is little to say for the bloom as it is just a tiny white for most. I just cut them off near the base. No harm done if you want to it to see if it does bloom and then cut it.
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That would appear to be a bloom stalk and once above water, it is most likely to dry and there is little to say for the bloom as it is just a tiny white for most. I just cut them off near the base. No harm done if you want to it to see if it does bloom and then cut it.
Thanks for the quick response. Now that I know what to search for, it does look like a bloom stalk!
I'll just leave it for now and see what happens.

Tank Size::75 Gallons - 20 inches tall
Light type::LED - Beamswork DA FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Pent Freshwater 0.50W
Photoperiod::On at 8am, off at 7pm
Filtration::SunSun-China HW-304B 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9-watt UV Sterilizer, 525 GPH
Substrate::Smooth gravel/pebbles
CO2::None
Fertilization or dosing::None for now. Occasional Excel
Tank stock::10 Neon Tetras - 5ish Swordtails - Snails... always snails
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No harm done but if you can keep it from drying like down inside a canopy, it may continue to grow and as it gets long enough, you may coil it and it will start to put out roots at spots along the stem. Given time to grow roots, the small plants can then be cut off and replanted if you want more of the same ?
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