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Old 06-30-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Can I cut the xenia branch between two rocks?

I have a few branches of pom-pom xenia on multiple small rocks. Can I cut the xenia branch between two rocks? Thanks
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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Absolutely. You will soon have multiple colonies.
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, they are already growing like crazy. I am going to cut some of them to trade for Acros. Like another member, it starts to grow on the side glass too.
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:21 PM   #4
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I got some pulsing xenia recently and was blown away by how fast and diligently that stuff spreads. I quickly isolated it from the rest of my rock work after overnight it attached to a neighboring rock I had never even saw it touch before 8O . It is very cool to watch it pulse though, it has become one of my favorites
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How often do they split? I have had mine for a few months and while doing well they haven't spread...
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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If you don't have them near other pieces of LR, try moving them closer. They grow the fastest in high light conditions, so placing them near the top of the tank may help also.
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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Cut 'em with scissors, frag 'em with a knife, they are as hardy as garden weeds.
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Xenia can get way out of hand though, you'll have to keep an eye on it. I know people who have to cut out Xenia every couple of weeks because it grows so fast.
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I agree, xenya is a mixed blessing. It's beautiful but spreads like dandilion. I have some out of control in my tank.
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Out of control in mine as well. I took a pair of scissors and made 10 nice size frags for the prop tank the other day....
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