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Is it safe to trim roots?

I'm really new to aquariums, and plants. I have a plant that is spouting off roots like no tomorrow. But they're all above the substrate. It's rather unsightly. Can I trim them safely?

I wish I new the name/type of my plant (it was a freebie) but I don't. Here's an artist's (lol) representation of the roots and plants. (Guppy not to scale) Circled in red are the ugly roots.

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yep, trimming roots stimulates growth
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Looks like Bacopa monnieri and yes it's safe to trim roots.





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