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Hemianthus micranthemoides

Mark Evans

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i'd plant in bunches of 3 or 4 stems.

trimming when it gets to the top of the tank is a guideline. what happens if your tank is 80cm?......it's a small stem so treat it as such, imagine it in a 30cm tank, even if your tank is taller.
 

aaronnorth

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saintly said:
i'd plant in bunches of 3 or 4 stems.

trimming when it gets to the top of the tank is a guideline. what happens if your tank is 80cm?......it's a small stem so treat it as such, imagine it in a 30cm tank, even if your tank is taller.

it started to get a bit straggley in my tank, and that was 30cm (actually less considering water line & substrate depth)
 

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aaronnorth said:
it started to get a bit straggley in my tank, and that was 30cm (actually less considering water line & substrate depth)

and for this reason, placing stems strategicly behind hardscape and such is crucial when deciding on a trimming height.
 

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saintly said:
aaronnorth said:
it started to get a bit straggley in my tank, and that was 30cm (actually less considering water line & substrate depth)

and for this reason, placing stems strategicly behind hardscape and such is crucial when deciding on a trimming height.

and depth of the stems, i only left about 3" and it caused me loads of problems :twisted: you live & learn... :lol:
 

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I used to plant in 5 stems, and would also remove the whole stem and cut to the desired length, and then replant when they got too long.

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TDI-line said:
remove the whole stem and cut to the desired length, and then replant when they got too long.

that works i guess but to get a bush, i'd trim and leave the bottom bit in. a lot less hassle to :D
 
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