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Garuf 02-11-2009 09:53 AM

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A really brilliant thread, is there any chance of a picture showing how densely you plant the stems as I'm finding it incredibly difficult to get my rotalla green to form anything near to the bushes you have.

lizziotti 02-28-2009 06:29 PM

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This is a great thread I appreciate you putting this together for us. I'm just learning about pruning. I just have one question when you first bring your stem plants home do you prune them right away before you plant them or is this too stressful for them?

BryceM 03-02-2009 08:31 AM

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New plants should get a week or two to recover and establish a root system before any pruning.

lizziotti 03-02-2009 11:51 AM

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Makes sense thanks!

jakalopian 05-03-2009 10:08 AM

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Great tank Ghaz! What type of grass is that? Do you prune that as often as the rest?( if at all)

vtchef 06-30-2009 04:10 PM

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well i just did my 1st major prune. i hope it works.

apm 07-01-2009 09:01 PM

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man this is soooo helpful.. i have a tank full of rotala sp green and rotund in thecorder that always overgrow and i just prune the shoots that go wild, but this makes way more sense.. thanks bud

yungreefer2410 07-15-2009 07:37 PM

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do you prune java ferns and moss or does this apply to stem plants only?

BryceM 07-18-2009 11:47 AM

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Mosses can be trimmed back very easily. All that is required is to leave a small portion of viable plant behind. They'll regenerate with their usual somewhat slow growth pattern.

Java ferns and most other long-leaf plants don't like to be trimmed mid-leaf. The best way to thin out a fern is to divide the rhizome.

ricoishere 02-20-2010 05:47 AM

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Well, I just came across this thread, and I'm not sure it's a sticky but it should be.

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