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  1. Plants
    I planted my first tank about two weeks ago. My question is specifically about these Bacopa Caroliniana. I'm getting good new growth out of the top of the stems, and as expected the old leaves are melting. Should I leave these alone or should I trim off the top and replant them? It looks like...
  2. Plants
    Hi Gang, I had these s. repens for a while but they got cast in the shade by some overgrown swords for a while. I removed the swords and the s. repens are starting to come back. The tank has co2 injected and a solid light and ferts. Things grow pretty well overall when they actually catch the...
  3. Plants
    Hello everyone, My sister got me a few aquarium plants and some substrate for Christmas to add to my already established, very lightly planted tank (aka a few prosperous java ferns). The one that is peaking my interest the most so far is the Brazilian pennywort. It is the only one of the...
  4. Plants
    Hi all, I've had my 20 gallon running about 3 months now with CO2, high light(?), and fertilizers. There is also about 20 endler guppies and some neos. I'm happy to say I am having good growth with Glossostigma elatinoides, but there are some yellow leaves under there and without proper light...
  5. Plants
    Does anyone have advice on how to root stemmed plants? I have tried with cabomba, anarcharis, diandra, etc. but I rarely have luck. Usually the cut end will die-off. I have good substrate ( eco complete, fluorite, and miracle-grow organic potting soil mixed) so I don't think that's the...
  6. Plants
    How do you trim Cyperus Helferiu? Do I cut it low or trim out longer leafs here and there? Thanks for any help!
  7. Plants
    I'm curious when I should be trimming my plants. I haven't found any great resources covering trimming so thought maybe we could start one with specific plants for future reference of how often to trim, how tall plants should be kept etc. My main question starts with carpet plants. I have DHG...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a general plant trimming quaestion. What is the easiest way to trim rooted plants? Just go in the tank with a scissors and snip? Where to snip. For example, I have a Amazon sword that has 2 leaves that are brown and dead. Do I cut just the leaf off or that whole stem? Any websites...
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