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Hi all! I was wondering how you trim vals and java fern, do you cut the leaf and leave some of it there or cut at the stem and take the whole leaf off? Also, is it ok to cut the roots of Amazon Frogbit? Thanks!
 

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AcornTheBetta said:
Hi all! I was wondering how you trim vals and java fern, do you cut the leaf and leave some of it there or cut at the stem and take the whole leaf off? Also, is it ok to cut the roots of Amazon Frogbit? Thanks!
When I take java fern cuttings I take the whole leaf.
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I read that cutting vallisneria will cause the leaves to rot. This was of course after I cut the leaves....and I can attest, the leaves are rotting away. So, Val leaves need to be cut at the base.
 
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Does anyone know about cutting the roots of Amazon frogbit?
 

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I thought the trick with cutting val leaves was to make sure you use really sharp scissors, and cut the leaves at an angle so they might not die off.
 
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faydout said:
I thought the trick with cutting val leaves was to make sure you use really sharp scissors, and cut the leaves at an angle so they might not die off.
Ok. I will try that on one when I get it and report the results.
 

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AcornTheBetta said:
Ok. I will try that on one when I get it and report the results.
Best of luck, I am curious how it works out for you. Though Vallisneria is growing like crazy, so it does not really matter if cut leaves are rotting or not.
 

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I trim val, both thin val from lfs and some kind of native giant val, especially the giant val would grow around and round on the surface up to a meter or so.
I've never trimmed java fern I only remove dead leaves from the tank once they have detached.
 

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