Tips and tricks for handling plants in the aquarium

Nick16

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that will sure help me, i never get how you have to trim the plant within an inch of its life! i have some E.parvulus (dwarf hair grass i think) and it has never grown, but i havent trimmed it, should i do this?
 
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^ Seperate it into plantlets (just pull the plant apart into clumps just above the root), trim the roots back a bit and then trim the leaves right back. This should promote a lot of new growth.

Nice video, it should help a lot of newbies to planted tanks.
 

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Triming plants is not an issue its spliting them im not always good at. although the amazon swords i asked about when i uprooted it it was already split so that was easy.
 

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Excellent videos, thanks.

If only I'd known to leave the 1cm of wool on my HC when planting :rolleyes:

It's been two weeks, and after some initial leaf death and re-birth it seems like it's going okay. Is it a big issue if the wool was fully removed? Will the HC have any problems anchoring itself to the substrate/gravel?

Thanks.
 

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