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All a few years back i kept dwarf baby tears in a 40 gallon breeder with some great success. it was so good that the baby tears spread outside of the area i wanted them to be in. They also spread into other plats and started choking them out. My question is how do you keep them in control? Trimming is different as the root spread under the substrate.

The other issue i had is after the carpet got so thick the baby tears ended up lifting up and out of the substrate. i think this is due to lack of trimming the top but any thought here would help. i am starting up a new tank and would like to use it again.
 

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Use a credit card or something similar to slice down where you want the border, remove whats outside. Repeat when necessary

Yes if you let it get too tall and thick it will eventually detach from the sub. You have to trim it regularly. Once the carpet gets about an inch tall or better, use scissors to mow it completely down to the substrate, it'll come back nice.
 
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