Trimming Plants?

jscott

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Might be a stupid question...but whats the best way to trim plants in an aquarium?
 

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jscott said:
Might be a stupid question...but whats the best way to trim plants in an aquarium?
Use forceps to hold the part, and use the appropriate scissors to cut leaving at least 3 inches of stem if a stem plant. Beyond that though, you need to define what you are cutting. I will say an aquascaping set of tools can be super valuable.
 

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Get some scissors and start hacking at the plants that need hacking.
 
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ashenwelt said:
Use forceps to hold the part, and use the appropriate scissors to cut leaving at least 3 inches of stem if a stem plant. Beyond that though, you need to define what you are cutting. I will say an aquascaping set of tools can be super valuable.
Ha! Forceps and scissors. It's just like what I do in surgery
 

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Ok so do you plant the cut steam in place of what you cut? Or just leave the rooted part?
 

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jscott said:
Ha! Forceps and scissors. It's just like what I do in surgery
Are you a doctor of some sort, or is surgery just a hobby?
 

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While a kit certainly helps a lot of people, I've been pinching off between thumb and forefinger. Then planting the cutting by holding it between middle and forefinger, dig the two fingers in together up to the second joint, and wriggle around a bit to get the substrate over it*.

*This technique is less recommended for surgical purposes.
 
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