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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Clipping Hygrophilia Polysperma

Okay. So the 2 hygros I bought 2 or 3 days ago are shooting out of the water (they're too tall!!). I need to trim them. Never had to trim aquatic plants before. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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THANKS! But I totally don't have that species. Ugh. They sell it as hygrophilia polysperma. I'll post pics tomorrow of what I have !! lol

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Where ever the nodes, or where the leaves come out of clip on top of that or above the leaves and replant.

What type do you have?


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These are the leaves (and in my avatar). Going to google now to find out what kind I have!
Thanks for the tip on clipping. I don't want it touching the light anymore. It's bad enough the light seems precarious as it is.
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Pretty sure it is hygrophila polysperma - crinkled broadleaf. So confusing! lol
It seems to match best with all the pictures of it. Should I bury the roots more I need to keep them in little pots until I get more gravel. Will this be okay? OR do the roots need room to grow out??

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I would give them more room to grow, because mine have gone crazy with roots in my 15 NPT tank


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Okay!! Maybe I'll buy more gravel tomorrow then.. If my tank is cycled and I buy a bag of gravel can I just put the gravel in after it's rinsed?

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