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Re: "aerial" roots

Thanks for your easily understood response, Giancarlo.  If I'm interpreting 
this correctly, it sounds as though root fertilization might -- big might 
there -- reduce the number of "aerial" roots.  I consider some, but not all, 
of them to be unsightly.

In a message dated 4/26/03 5:33:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> I don't think they are bad (I could be wrong however), I always assumed that
> seeing most of the fertilizers and nutrients I add are in the water column
> that the plants were simply rooting where the nutrients were available. 
> Same
> goes for when I stick a tab in the substrate the plant will usually grow
> roots all around it, infact when I pull a plant out it usually brings a tab
> out with it held tightly by the roots. I've also had the slight impression
> that since I have gotten lazy about re-newing the tabs in the substrate the
> plants are rooting above the substrate a little more than before. Actually 
> I
> have a bulb that is now growing roots vertically out of the substrate and
> straight up into the water column, looks kind of odd.

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