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Old 02-26-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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roots coming out of stem?

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I added a couple of plants to my tank a week ago and it appears on some to have roots growing out of the stem midway up the plant. Do I trim these or are they new branches that just look like roots?



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Old 02-26-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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Those are water roots which plants will put out before they get a root system established in the substrate. You can trim them if you like, it won't hurt the plant although it can be quite a chore depending on how many plants you've got
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