Keeping Bolbitis Small

TBRO

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Hi All,

I love Bolbitis but the leaves get very big in my 90cm tank. Is it worth regularly trimming back to the rhizome?

I like the leaves when they are mature and have lost the curly look. Will regular pruning just result in loads of immature fronds?

Tank is hi tech, CO2 etc. Anything worth considering with ferts? I’m currently not dosing nitrate (plenty of fish)

Many thanks, T


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Tim Harrison

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I guess you can keep it in check by trimming it back to the rhizome. Not sure about keeping it small though, even new fronds from a trimmed specimen tend to grow quite big. I think you'd perhaps be better off with a species that naturally grows to the size you're after.
 

TBRO

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Hmmm that’s what I thought.

Tried difformis previously. It dissolved over time :(

Will have a think!


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