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  1. Plants
    My Ludwigia repens are starting to reach the surface of my water and I'm curious about how to top/trim them. The upper 50% is huge, red flowers and the lower 50% is mainly just small, sparse green leaves. When I trim the upper leaves should I RAOK them or plant them in the place of the lower...
  2. Plants
    I bought some monte carlo at my LFS. The pots they had were grown out with all the stems reaching about 3-4 inches long! I asked the manager (who is an aquascaping enthusiast) about planting it and he said to divide it like normal and the long stems would droop across the substrate and start...
  3. Plants
    To begin, my tank specs: Tank size: 20 gallon long Lighting: finnex stingray Filtration: AQ Clear 30 Substrate: 20lb ecocomplete on the bottom 25 lb normal black sand on top Using diy co2, dosing liquid co2 also, and using API leafzone fetilizer. Water ph is around 6.8, temp is about 75, 0...
  4. Plants
    Hi everyone! I had a quick question. I was wondering if usually pruning anubias is recommended. I was doing research and during some instances, anubias based deaths envelop the whole rhizome. In order to save the anubias that is dying, you can cut the deteriorating rhizome off and still save the...
  5. Aquascaping
    Hello Guys; I've been okay trimming alot of plants from wistria to hairgrass, and cleaning up the remains since the trimmed parts just float up, but am having problems with java moss when trimmed it sinks and attacked to hair grass gravel. Very frustrating to remove. My java moss is on drift...
  6. Plants
    Hey there - tried to search but could not find a specific answer to my simple question. It is also tough since most people refer to HC as "HC" which makes it not come up in the search function. I am currently working on a foreground of Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) in my aquarium. In regards...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    http://imgur.com/a/HI9RI#0 My first real trimming since getting the tank set up 6 weeks ago and planting 3 weeks ago.
  8. Plants
    I just planted a new 10g a week ago, and the wisteria, which started out about 3/4 of the way to the top, has made it to the top. There are some roots growing out of the stem about 2" above the substrate, but not yet touching the substrate. What I am wondering is not *how* to trim the plants...
  9. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    This new tank of mines had been running for more than 2 months now. The plants are starting to kick in high growth after water is balanced with nutrients and fertilizers. However, some plants still have a little bit of algae, but nothing a quick solution dip can't fix. RULES: Anyone can get...
  10. Plants
    So, I'm working on my first tank with a lot of stem plants. I know that to make them grow into little bushes you trim the tops and let them branch out. I've done that several times now and the bottoms are starting to look a little ragged. Do I just trim them lower (like an inch above the...
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