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I recently started adding pressurized CO2 to my 29 gallon bow. I have Aquaticlife 2x24HOt5 and my plants have literally tripled in size in a few weeks.

The question is: How can I keep my plants from growing vertically so fast, but instead grow more squat and bushy? My glasso is not carpeting just getting tall and my Brazilian pennywort is also on the tall side.

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All vertical growth from the glosso needs to be constantly trimmed. I have a post with pics here:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...st1683491.html

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yeah, they either
A) need to be trimmed(maintained) and they will bush out
B)the light is too low at their depth
or C) the co2 is flowing higher than they are so they're reaching to it - most likely not this one as they'd most likely have bba in this case.

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yeah, they either
A) need to be trimmed(maintained) and they will bush out
B)the light is too low at their depth
or C) the co2 is flowing higher than they are so they're reaching to it - most likely not this one as they'd most likely have bba in this case.

I run my co2 through a fine airstone that is under a power head. Im not sure how many bps I just "eyed" it. Would the power head disperse the co2 throughout the tank?
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Just to add to the list of options: I've read posts where folks would "smash" down the patch with the back of their hand to extend time between proper trimmings.

I guess I'll have to test this out once my freshly planted patch gets rooted.

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Sometimes as your tank evolves you have to change type of plants --I got rid of pennywort as you have to trim ir every sunday--im ready to do that with my hygro
co2 is great keeps the bba down and makes your tank a grtow it all tank--start dealin in crypts and other natuiarly low growing or limeted growing plants
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