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Re: [APD] OK to trim Anubias roots?
At 12:17 PM 4/9/07 -0500, you wrote:
>The beard algae that took over my tank a month ago is slowly
>disappearing, and the plants are growing again. I have a couple of
>anubias in there that I need to take out and bleach to get the thick
>algae off their leaves. One of them is easy to remove because it was a
>recent cutting. It has lots of roots but they are not very long. The
>other (the plant that I too the cutting from); I tried to pull it up a
>couple of weeks ago and it has a network of fine roots that spread all
>thru the substrate. Will it hurt the plant if I cut most of those
>roots? Seems like it would be the same as planting a cutting, except
>this will have a head start because I'm not going to cut *all* the roots.
I really wouldn't. You'll lose those slow growing leaves.
Double dose with flourish excel then dose per the label, that'll
get rid of it without any plant damage - bleaching it will set it back
for weeks if not months.
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