Can you trim Vallis?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Tom, 23 Feb 2010.

  1. Quick question really as per title... Can you just trim the tops of Vallis? The upper halves of the leaves are coated in hard green algae from the previous tank, but the lower halves are nice and healthy. Can I just trim them half way?

    Tom
     
  2. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Not in my experience pal. Trimming the tops off just makes them go brown and die off. Just trim them off at the substrate and let them grow back.
     
  3. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Agreed, if you trim them they will survive for a little but then start melting after a few days and then you trim what's melting and then it melts some more until there is nothing left to trim, so best removed at the base, or get shorter varieties to suit your tank size.
     
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Member

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    you need to trim as close as to the substrate/gravel. if you trim the tip, the whole leaf will melt.
     

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