Growing Glosso.

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by andy, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. andy

    andy Member

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    Would it be possible to grow...and then maintain over a long period, glossostigma in approx 1-2cm depth of eco complete ?

    I plan to have quite a bit of glosso in my new tank and thought it would look good if it was in shallow substrate...and of course it would save a fortune.

    Thanks in advance

    Andy
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Glosso should go fine in that much substrate its not got overly deep roots. It is high maintenance re pruning though, as it grows so fast is will quickly fill an area and then become very compact, this normally means removing it and starting fresh. Although there might be other ways of maintaining longer term.

    Sam
     
  3. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Care to expand on them Sam as I've just bought my first Glosso for my new tank...

    Can you trim the top like a lawn and mow it down then let it re-grow?
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Sorry mate, dont know! Was hoping someone else might pipe up and suggest an alternative to ripping it all out and starting again!

    I guess a hair cut like you do with HC would be a possibility, that would certainly open it back up again, be a million times easier and its so vigorous that it'd grow back in no time.

    Sam
     
  5. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, Glosso and HC can both be mowed and will regrow.

    Cheers,
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    That'll make life easier
     
  7. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Yeah it will make things easier! Cheers Clive.
     

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