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Question Vallisnaria Runners

OK so my Vallisnaria's are producing runners... what do i do...

If I were to clip them off then what happens to the chord that connected the mother and the baby plant together... also will it cuase anythreat to the mother plant if i let the baby stay connected to her???
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you can cut them without any problem. i usually wait till the new plant has some roots.
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does it matter if i dont cut them???
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I leave them connected. No point in cutting them unless you want to move the daughter plant to another location or stop it from spreading.
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alright thnx for the tip...
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they dont get cut when they grow in the wild
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yeah i kno...
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Now my two vals has produce about 6 runners off of them and should i leave them and let them keep on reproducing cuz there getting close to the glass of the back of my tank.. or should i just move it into an angle if i still want them to grow more???

cyz i am only going to have vals in my tank...
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Ok I just read that 3x and have no clue what you're asking?





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you can do either one cut and replant or just move it doesnt matter its what ever you like to look at it as. they cant grow though the glass so it doesnt matter if u cut them or just bend them to reproduce some where else.
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Alright thank you HypnoticAquatic... i askthis cuase i was scared it might root down into the gravel and substrae underneeth... ok thnks
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let the plant be
vallis do produce tons of runners on a regular and normal basis
btw. for plants with runners. better later than too quick. a too quick departure from the mother plant (you cutting the stolon) can lead to death (for the new plant)
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OH so if i seperate the runners do i cut in the middle.. im guessing?
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when i had vals, if i felt like cutting the runners, i would wait till the new plant was big enough and then clip the runner close to each section of plant
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when i had vals, if i felt like cutting the runners, i would wait till the new plant was big enough and then clip the runner close to each section of plant
BUt would this stop the reproduction of runners from the plant?
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