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Re-planting Question

Hi everybody!

I was just wondering, I have been rescaping my tank a bit recently, and now im wondering...should I be messing around with the roots as much? How many rooting/uprootings can they take before they say.."Alright, enough already!!!"
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I heard they are like cats and have nine lives. So don't lose count. lol

If they are developing a good root system before the move no reason to think it will stop.
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That's probably where I messed up....
I always trimmed the roots.. =/


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Well when you pull up a sword that's been in the tank for a few years you'll find they have more mass under the substrate than above it. lol
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I didn't think trimming the roots would ever be a problem. If you trimmed them too short and too often, then I could see it being a problem with the roots not getting the nutrients to the plant.

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