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Aerial roots

Discussion in 'UK Aquatic Plant Society' started by bobtail, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. bobtail

    bobtail Prolific Poster

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    Am I right in thinking if my plants have lots of aerial roots its because there is more nutrients in the water than the subtrate?
     
  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    Plants grow aerial roots because plants like to grow aerial roots. Stem plants, especially, grow them no matter what the water is like. You can either learn to like them or keep pruning and tossing the bottoms while replanting the tops.
     
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    I have in the past just cut the roots off as close to the stim as possible and have seen no difference in the plants. They just regrow the roots. Now my tank it so full of plants that I guess Im getting used to seeing the roots or they just blend in better.
     
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