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post #11 of 12 Old 11-17-2009, 01:50 PM
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I have on that did the same thing it did not bloom but it does have 2 new plants growing on the stem one is at the top and one is about half way down. I plan on cutting the one at the top and planting it in a new tank I have ordered it has lots of roots hanging from it and is a good size so I think it is ready. The other still needs to grow some before I remove it. Is there a certain way I should cut it?
If it is the daughter plant at the end of the spike that you want to remove, you can cut the spike off just below where this plant is attached. It won't hurt to plant that small bit of spike with the roots, or you can carefull remove the plant. I find that once there is a good cluster of leaves and a mass of roots, the daughter plant pulls away from the spike quite easily. Grasp it at the crown so the leaves and roots remain attached to each other. You can do this and leave the spike uncut if you like. Once both (all) daughter plants are removed, I pull the spike out from the parent plant; it comes away the same as leaves do.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-17-2009, 02:00 PM
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Thank you Byron. You are awsome!

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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