How do you trim HC Cuba?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by aaronnorth, 29 Nov 2008.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    How do you trim it without little bits getting everywhere? It has grown quite tall and i dont want the lower parts dying off. It also quite hard to get a fish net in due to space.

    Any tips?

    Thanks, Aaron
     
  2. chump54

    chump54 Member

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    i turn filter off, trim, then net...takes ages...

    once under control smaller trims are easier.

    sometimes I pull chunks out which leave gaps to be filled in by future growth. doesn't look go though.

    C
     
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    hmmm, i might try to build myself a super mini net! I already have some netting...

    Thanks, any other suggestions anyone?
     
  4. chump54

    chump54 Member

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    i've got a tiny net from LFS for 0.79p i think. might be worth a go

    i've tried to do it whilst syphoning... but I haven't got enough hand plus the syphon gets blocked easily. although with 12/16mm pipe it might work, but you would have to be quick. :D

    I'd like a solution to this, I'm hoping to keep the hc low in the scape I'm working on at the mo.

    C
     
  5. Simply give it a "flat top" and carefully surface skim with a wet and dry vacuum. This normally clears our 150ltr in less than a minute.
     
  6. Themuleous

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    Yeh give it a hair cut, but I don't think there is anything you can do about the trillions (I've counted ;)) of bits that float about. You have to be careful not to net out any fish at the same time, which Ive done in the past.

    Sam
     
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  7. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Thanks, i am going to see if i can buy a small enough net today, otherwise, i am going to get some small twigs and make my own net lol.
     

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