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Old 07-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #11 
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It might look nice sticking out of the top of your tank if the plant is tall enough (so then it will look like you did it on purpose. lol). My Amazon sword is 2 feet tall. The tips of the leaves stick out of the water in my 55 gallon tank.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #12 
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I don't know how this will look but can you trim the tops after you remove the leaves you don't want
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #13 
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I don't know how this will look but can you trim the tops after you remove the leaves you don't want
If that's done, the stem will scar over and not look very good so as I mentioned before, it's best just to just pull both leaf and stem off the crown of the plant.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #14 
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Ok point taken. Good to know
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Ok point taken. Good to know
Yeah ^_^ some plants will regenerate a limb like that but some just don't which includes all swords, water sprite and anacharis that I can think of right now. Water wisteria regenerates as does most other hygrophila's and hairgrasses.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #16 
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Well this is what it looks like.

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #17 
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That looks really great in there actually.
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I agree! It's awesome!
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #19 
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I removed 7 leaves that were 13-18 inches and this is what I was left with, it's about 12 inches now, with some shorter leaves also. If they do all melt, which a few leaves are looking a little tiny bit brown, what do I do? Cut those ones off? I need to get some tank pruning tools, I overflowed the tank last night when I stuck my arm in there planting it hahaha.
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lol I know that feeling, shannonpwns! I ended up buying reptile feeding tweezers to plant with, on the suggestion of a friend. It's made planting SO much easier. I only have some tiny scissors for pruning, though... Hmmm.
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