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Old 05-01-2010, 06:07 PM   #51 (permalink)
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so i have just set up a new tank 4 weeks ago and my rotala and ludwigia are going nuts, i am getting ready to prune, should i cut them down really low and let the new offshoots grow fromthe original stems and then in a couple of weeks prune the offshoots and not the original stems that were planted?
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:32 AM   #52 (permalink)
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so i have just set up a new tank 4 weeks ago and my rotala and ludwigia are going nuts, i am getting ready to prune, should i cut them down really low and let the new offshoots grow fromthe original stems and then in a couple of weeks prune the offshoots and not the original stems that were planted?
As long as you're getting good growth - yes.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:30 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Wow; I think this is what has always been missing in my aquascaping.. I personally hated pruning. I was always unsure of what I was doing. now--especially with picture proofs--I am convinced I must do this, and even be harsh sometimes! Thanks a lot for this, really.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:45 PM   #54 (permalink)
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yes, very illuminating. I just don't have the heart to lob them off when they are growing so well

I must admit I like the tank best in the 2nd pic, with the somewhat more unruly and less manicured growth. "Tis the wild side of me
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Thank you. This is exactly what I needed to hear.

BTW, how did you get rid of the algae?
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #56 (permalink)
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In my tanks, one problem with this technique is that by the time my stems approach the tank top, the bottom portions look rather ratty, leafwise. I don't really see the bottoms of yours looking too badly here. Is this something you deal with, or is your lighting intense enough you don't have this problem?



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The bottoms do get nasty, the trick is positioning the hadrscape and midground plants to hide that area.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:16 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I can't see the photos, am I the only one?
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Ah, there they were, sorry...
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:04 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Great tutorial on pruning the plants. Would try to follow this and see how it works.
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