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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Cabomba Prunage

So, my tank's been up and running for a couple of months now and there are two species that are starting to require pruning: Anacharis and Cabomba. They're growing to the water line and starting to bend over because they're so tall. With the anacharis, I just snip off the chute that has grown to the top and replant it. What about the cabomba? They don't seem to chute off, rather it's the original stem that's just grown to the top. Can I snip a couple inches off of the top or bottom?
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I snip mine from wherever I choose and it regrows.

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ive trimmed my cabomba and make sure you trim it to the height you want it at for around a week bc it wont grow any taller until it has all the birstles grown back at the top, or atleast thats what happened to me.


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Here's how Takashi Amano trims stems in a new tank:

http://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/stemplants.html


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