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General knowledge im lacking questions

i have some knowledge im lacking, things i see posted that i don't know what they mean.
What is a Rhizome(sp?)?

What is the proper way to grow clippings into a new plant?

Can all clippings become a new plant or is this effected by the type of plant?

Are their any plants that should be avoided in shrimp tanks?

Will shrimp eat BBA? I cant get SAE locally so im wondering what else will eat BBA.

Are root plants Propagated the same as Stem Example Can a sword and Anachris both be propagated from clippings?
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Long thick part on the bottom of the anubias/java fern. From Wikipedia " horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes" In aquatic plants keep them above the substrate.

Generally just plant them in the substrate.

Type of plant matters.

Sorry not sure don't keep shrimp tanks. I would imagine anything that will match water conditions are fine.

Nothing eats BBA to my knowledge. Stuff will pick at it but not really eat it.

Not sure exactly on this one but I want to go with no. Swords send out a stem that has nodes that then turn into smaller swords. Some have flowers if they reach the surface I think. Its how I propagated my swords.

I am sure some people can add a bit more to my answers though.
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What is a Rhizome(sp?)?
it's the woody part of the plant that stores carbohydrates. Only some plants have this like a java fern or a potato. You can propagate this plant by splitting up the rhizome.

What is the proper way to grow clippings into a new plant?
Snip off the stem and plant it. pretty easy.

Can all clippings become a new plant or is this effected by the type of plant?
Only stem plants

Are their any plants that should be avoided in shrimp tanks?
None that I know of.. Some will say anubias or crypts because of some poisonous sap but that's unfounded.


Will shrimp eat BBA? I cant get SAE locally so im wondering what else will eat BBA.
Don't think so.. Maybe amano. Most like brown algae. Best way to control algae is to have healthy plants and balanced nutrients & co2.

Are root plants Propagated the same as Stem Example Can a sword and Anachris both be propagated from clippings?

Rooted plants send out little plantlets. Or you can split a rooted plant in half down the middle.


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Rosette plants (swords, crypts, Vals, lilaeopsis, etc) cannot be propagated from clippings unless they contain enough of the node at the base of the leaves. Cut off a leaf and the leaf will simply die.





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Will shrimp eat BBA? I cant get SAE locally so im wondering what else will eat BBA
Amanos will eat dead BBA for the most part. SAE's are really the only creature I know of that will eat BBA, but they only really nibble at it. If you are infested with BBA, you need to either remove it or attempt to treat it (then after treatement, the Amanos will go to work)


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