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Old 01-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #1 
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Question How to properly trim plants?

How do you properly trim your aquatic plants?
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #2 
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What kind of plants are you talking about?
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:33 PM   #3 
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These.

Brazilian Pennywort
Purple Cabomba
Echinodorus angustifolia Vesuvius
Giant Marimo Moss Ball
Anubias Barteri Var. Nana
Anubias Frazeri, Tall Anubias Species
Limnopholia aromatica 'hippuroides'.
For reference look on www.plantedaquariumscentral.com
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #4 
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Trimming anubias cut the leaves or rhizome, if you cut the rhizome it needs to be underwater with a VERY sharp razor. They are slow growing plants though.
Pennywort just cut it, as long as it has some leaves it will be fine.
Cabomba I am not sure about.
Limnophila aromatica cut it and either float it until it gets roots or plant it and wait for it to grow roots. Make sure the bottom leaves are off before planting though.

I am sure I didn't get all those right so maybe OFL or PewPewPew can come or I would contact them and give them the link.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #5 
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Alright, thanks for helping! :)
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #6 
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marimo moss balls don't need to be trimmed .. just rinse squeeze and roll in your hands once a week

cabomba we just cut it at the stem part at the height we want it to be .. it grows back really fast !! it feels like we trim half a pound a week @_@
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #7 
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Alright thanks!
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Is your avatar one of your bettas?
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #8 
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that picture is from aquastar71 on aquabids .. i can't for the life of me get good pictures of my boys .. lol they just wiggle around or are camera shy ..

i do have one of his white bettas .. tho i don't think it's the same one that he put on his pictures .. but probably one from his other spawns .. still stunning though .. but not exactly him .. i think ..
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #9 
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Gorgeous all the same!
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #10 
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Whenever my moss ball gets brown, I take some sterile scissors and cut off the brown parts.
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