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How I trim a 180 Gallon tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Tom Barr, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Tom Barr

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    Wow so you cut them at the base then?
    Quite a bit there.
    So how long to recover that much area Tom?
    How about how to trim the Japonica behind them?
    Nice video.
    And at 1:00 Am also.

    Jeff
     
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    Awesome video! I didn't know you were supposed to hack s Reopens down like that. I am going to have to try this on mine when I get back from vacation!
     
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    I've shown many recover time lapses at one, two and 3rd week post trim.
     
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    The Heck you say?

    I guess a search then maybe.

    Found it so you just cut them at the base then?

    Correct that?

    Jeff
     
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    Pre trim:
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    Time = 0
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    Time = 7 days

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    Time= 14 days
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    Time= 21 days
    180Rside322.jpg

    A trim or two later, maybe a month?

    [​IMG]

    Then I did an older video in 2012 of the tank about then also.
     
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    So you snap them off at the roots, e.g. you don't uproot the entire plants? Is this what you do with all your trimmings?
     
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    Yes, for this plant, roots and crowns will resprout.
     
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    I love the high end SS scissors. ;)

    Great video Tom.
     
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    Sweet deal all over them suckers soon.
    Thanks for heads up on that, never would of known it.
    I have some leaves at the rear and none by the glass , guess I should move them away from it.
    Leafy at the back but just stems in front.



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    Me too poor ADA fellow.:rolleyes:



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    Can you do the same thing with Lobelia Cardinals?
     
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