thanks god i made it to this moment , my h.c has covered the whole foreground - now my questions are this:
1. how to trim it?
2. when to trim is ? let it make another layer or now?
here are some pics from this plant
When it grows too thick, I just "mow" it all down. It will re-grow a nice top again in no time. You can do this a few times before the underside gets too blaaaaah. At this time, I would remove the whole carpet, cut out plugs and replant.
can I ask about your water parameters? How did you get the HC and blxya to grow so well? What substrate and lighting do you have them in? I have some H C but its dying and floating up. Any advice would be great. Thanks
hi guys, im from israel so it would b difficult to give u some trimmings. u can try and find this plant at aquabid.
the water parameters are : no3 25-35
po4 - 0.6-1.0
ph - 6.1-6.3
kh - 5
lighting - 200w -> 150w 5200k mh + 50w t5 6500k+3000k
substarte - baselet+quartz+ADA aquasoil (only 4-6 pounds)
ferts - my own mixing
Something I've done with mine to get a gift bunch for people is just pluck out strands. The mass stays put and you can't tell that you've yanked any out. I do this before the 'mow' when I knock it back to within a half inch of the substrate.