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Tim Zyers wrote June 3:
>I have a Lilaeopsis sp. in my 15gallon tank with two 15W fluorescent
>plant bulbs. It is doing well but kind of sparse. The original portion
>from the pot is still very dense and has expanded somewhat. Runners
>have spread to reach about 1/4 of the tank but each blade is about 1cm
>apart. Will cutting back the runners help it fill in? Or something else?
The bunch in the pot was dense because the runners were forced to circle
around in the very limited area of the pot. In your tank they are now
spreading out in all directions. The growth will eventually get dense in
your tank as more and more runners are produced and they cross each other
and fill in the empty spaces. Just give the plants more time.
Paul Krombholz Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 39174,