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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #1133

I have a single plant of Bolbitis Heudelotii that I have had for about 2 years
and has done very well for me fortunately, during that time, I have had some
algae and I have pruned the leaves, or more often the entire stem.  I try to get
as close to the rhizome as possible and anything below generally rots.  I have
never had a problem and in fact the original 2 inch rizome has grown well over 1
1/2 feet in length and is 1/2" thick in places.  I seem to notice that sometimes
the heavy pruning bring on more growth.  Good luck
control at tiac_net

Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 14:25:51 -0600 (CST)
> From: Michael W McGrath <mcgrath at citilink_com>
> Subject: Cutting off bolbitis stems...
> A month ago I purchased a big bolbitis. Since then I made a last
> attempt to stop the algae by giving it the 1:20 bleach to water bath.
> Okay that algae is gone but 90% of the leaves are now
> decaying away. There are a few stems that are bright green and growing
> well. The question is do I trim the dead leaves off, or the entire stem
> down the rhizome?? TIA
> Mike
> PS I did the bleach to see if I could stop the black hair algae.
> It worked great on the hrydophila, anubias and swords. It was bleach or
> trash. =(
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