Acicularis 1st trim

Nick16

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hi all, im going to give my hairgrass its 1st trim this weekend. (hopefully)

however, when trimming it, am i taking it down to subtrate level (im guessing yes)
and also, and i cutting any new shoots that have come up away from the main 'clumps' that i initially planted? - or should i try to aviod hacking new shoots.?


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Dave Spencer

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I generally try to avoid cutting new shoots, but there will be plenty within the main plant mass that will get cut. It isn`t too critical in my experience, though. Cutting back Eleocharis sp sure does get messy.

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Most Eleocharis is as tough as old boots once it gets going.

You can pretty much do what you want to it and it will come back healthy.
 

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I find trimming hairgrass is a 2 person job :)

I siphon a tube close to it, and then snip away :)

Siphon takes away the mess whilst doing a water change. I used to uproot hairgrass before replanting but not any more.
 

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i have a 2 foot deep tank so siphoning is very tricky. i will just turn off all filters and powerheads, then snip away and use a new to scoop up everything that rises to the surface.

with my stems, im just going to snip them at about 1/3rd from the base and replant the rest.

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Leave about 10mm at the base, but otherwise hack away. When you're done, net any floating grass and drop your water level a little so you can wipe away any stuck to the glass. Simples :thumbup:

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Go can easily go lower than I have in these pics. I left a little extra because of the HC amongst the lawn.
 

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Sweet one mate. :thumbup: I hadn't seen the mature version of this one.

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Lisa_Perry75

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Wow that tank does look good James! I love how the blyxa looks almost like fireworks (I really hope someone understands what I mean!).
 
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