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Old 02-18-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Just started planting pearl weed, trying to carpet. Anybody have any advice? What to

So Iím planning to carpet pearl weed in my tank and have planted 4 individual bunches of it. Iíve heard that itís best to trim aggressively in the beginning to teach the pearl weed not to grow vertically but to grow horizontally and carpet. Anyone have any experience with this?
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I'm not sure on pearl weed but sounds the same as other plants I've kept. Are you running CO2?
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I'm not sure on pearl weed but sounds the same as other plants I've kept. Are you running CO2?


Yep running co2
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Running CO2 I find I can boost lighting (just below algae or just a bit) and that will help it grow sideways as well as not going up for the light.
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Running CO2 I find I can boost lighting (just below algae or just a bit) and that will help it grow sideways as well as not going up for the light.

I actually just ordered a finnex ray 2 thatís suppose to be high lighting with high par for my tank. I have a 55 gallon. Do you think this light will be enough by itself or should I use the light I have right now (itís basically for low light) along with the new finnex? Thanks for all the advice and info man
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I can't help on light types unfortunately as Western Australia is behind on lighting. I do like dimmable LEDs but I still feel here our LED lights could use more reds and less blues and are not always really plant lights.
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