cuttings?

do you take cuttings of your aquarium plants?

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just thinking about a thread I read last night about cuttings and then had a look at my tanks today deciding what to do next and where to put some plants I have on order, so I sorted out my plants as they had reached the top of the water once again, so chopped them in half once again and planted them. then got wondering if everyone elses plants grow so rapidly (mine get chopped in half every month, sometimes more often) and what everyone else does about it? do they leave them? chop and re plant or chop and discard?
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It depends on the plant for me, Java Fern and Anubias I just let get bigger and bigger. Stem plants I cut and replant. Hey free plants !
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Butterfly said:
It depends on the plant for me, Java Fern and Anubias I just let get bigger and bigger. Stem plants I cut and replant. Hey free plants !
Carol
my anubia is getting huge, but I don't know how to propagate those, so it can just keep growing! my shrimps love to hide in it too. you can hardly see the rock its attached to anymore!
the stalky plants just get chopped and planted! my 45 gal is all from cuttings (except the anubia) as is my galaxy tank. as you said...free plants!! tan
 

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You can take a sharp knife or scissors(but have to be sharp) and cut the rhizome. Also I have been told if you make shallow cuts on the rhizome new plants will grow where you cut.
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wow carol! not only do you have the answers to every plec question I have, but plants as well! you are a star!! wish you were my neighbour!! will try that. must make sure I evict the shrimps temporarily!! don't want them scuttling about the house!! tan
 

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plants are something we still need to learn about.. so far, we've not done well with bulbs or the tubed plants.
 
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FLBettaCouple said:
plants are something we still need to learn about.. so far, we've not done well with bulbs or the tubed plants.
keep trying!! they are great and if I can do it anyone can! I use fertiliser while they settle in and they get plenty of light! other than that they just do their own thing!
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poppet said:
I just don't understand people who only use artificial plants.
Our bettas need live or at the least silk plants. we had little luck with those stupid bulbs they sell and about the same luck with the plants sold in tubes at the pet store. we're going to a betta show next week and hopefully can pick up some good healthy plants and fertilizer for them.
 

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is a great place to learn about plants. Tell them butterfly sent you
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FLBettaCouple said:
what do you use for fertilizing your plants?
just "king british" plant fertiliser liquid. and the last lot of plants I bought came with these free tablets you push into the gravel in the roots, so I used them! tan
 

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tan.b said:
FLBettaCouple said:
what do you use for fertilizing your plants?
just "king british" plant fertiliser liquid. and the last lot of plants I bought came with these free tablets you push into the gravel in the roots, so I used them! tan
hmm.. well I don't have that here, so I guess you'll need to mail me some along with the galaxy rasboras and weetabix then.
 
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FLBettaCouple said:
hmm.. well I don't have that here, so I guess you'll need to mail me some along with the galaxy rasboras and weetabix then.
I have my list: galaxies, weetabix, farleys, plant fert.....
 
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FLBettaCouple said:
tan.b said:
FLBettaCouple said:
hmm.. well I don't have that here, so I guess you'll need to mail me some along with the galaxy rasboras and weetabix then.
I have my list: galaxies, weetabix, farleys, plant fert.....
could you overnight that to me, also?
lol tan
 
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JI'm said:
I only have 2 species right now: Dwarf Sag and Amazon swords... so far both are thriving and I haven't had to mess with them.
theres time yet for mulitiple plant syndrome!! it tends to occur along with mutiple tank syndrome and multiple fish syndrome! good luck! tan
 

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I depends upon the plants...I've split my red cryptos several times. Others I just thin them out and discard the leaves.
 

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