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Vasudeva 05-01-2010 06:07 PM

Re: Pruning timeline...
 
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?

Ghazanfar Ghori 05-03-2010 06:32 AM

Re: Pruning timeline...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vasudeva (Post 536935)
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.

albirdy 10-09-2010 09:30 PM

Re: Pruning timeline...
 
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.

Molch 12-25-2010 06:45 PM

Re: Pruning timeline...
 
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 :)

Mannie Bothans 10-17-2011 04:17 PM

Re: Pruning timeline...
 
Thank you. This is exactly what I needed to hear.

BTW, how did you get rid of the algae?

Gor22don33 10-25-2011 07:44 PM

Re: Pruning timeline...
 
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?

http://www.makemoneymakemoney.net/1.jpg
http://www.makemoneymakemoney.net/2.jpg
http://www.makemoneymakemoney.net/6.jpg

bigstick120 10-29-2011 04:54 AM

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The bottoms do get nasty, the trick is positioning the hadrscape and midground plants to hide that area.

Wision 07-23-2014 12:16 AM

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I can't see the photos, am I the only one? :confused:

Wision 07-23-2014 12:19 AM

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Ah, there they were, sorry... :whistle:

salman 03-23-2017 12:04 PM

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Great tutorial on pruning the plants. Would try to follow this and see how it works.
Thanks


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