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The java fern....

I want to trim my java fern, its starting to sticks out of the water coz its getting too big and tall. i dont want to just cut the leaves in half coz itll look ugly. Is there a proper way to do it?
 

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The rhizome is the exposed root. That part isn't buried in to substrate or the plant will die. Just snip the base (rhizome) root into smaller portions and use them somewhere else or sell/give them away. If you cut the leaves, it looks very ugly but you do want to take off the dead leaves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome
 
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