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Old 06-01-2016, 01:32 AM   #1
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Recently trimmed, so not quite as impressive as usual with the red ludwigia on the left side, but it's coming along. I've done some fairly recent shuffles and moving about, adding new harder-to-find plants, getting rid of stuff with algae or performance issues.

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Beautiful looking tank 😊

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Superb! Love the lay-out. So BML are no longer doing LEDs?
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Very picturesque how often do you have to trim it to keep it looking so good.


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Absolutely gorgeous tank! The placement of DW divides the tank into layered, colorful, plant filled regions.


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Superb! Love the lay-out. So BML are no longer doing LEDs?
They've shut down their aquarium division. They still do lights for terrestrial/hydroponic plants. I'm bummed. Loved the lights, and I was saving up for one of the RGB bars.
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Very picturesque how often do you have to trim it to keep it looking so good.


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I futz around in the tank almost every day. Big trimmings happen every 1-2 weeks, usually.

The ludwigia on the left side, for example, is now all the way to the top of the tank and it's been about a week or so. The star grass, rotala, and ludwigias grow like crazy. I trim them weekly most of the time.

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I futz around in the tank almost every day. Big trimmings happen every 1-2 weeks, usually.



The ludwigia on the left side, for example, is now all the way to the top of the tank and it's been about a week or so. The star grass, rotala, and ludwigias grow like crazy. I trim them weekly most of the time.



Thanks for the nice comments!


I think people don't realise just how much Time and effort it takes to stay on top of things in freshwater Specially in the plant side , as well as needing the knowledge to understand how to look after the plants Long term, and this is coming from someone like myself which is big into salty side of things.

Just one more question with the plants you have do some or all burn their self out eventually after so many trims.


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Just one more question with the plants you have do some or all burn their self out eventually after so many trims.

I haven't had any problems so far with individual plants giving up. Sometimes the upper portions have much better color, so I'll take out the stem below and replant the clipping. So there is some turnover. That sword plant in the back right corner is 4 years old. The star grass is 3, the corkscrew swords are 3. So I'm getting pretty good mileage out of each plant.
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