Can I trim Cambodia?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Beginner Planted Aquarium » Can I trim Cambodia?

Can I trim Cambodia?

This is a discussion on Can I trim Cambodia? within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> I have it in my 10 gallon and it has really grown a lot. I would like to trim it a bit to make ...

Old 12-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
Calmwaters's Avatar
Can I trim Cambodia?

I have it in my 10 gallon and it has really grown a lot. I would like to trim it a bit to make it shorter if it ok to. Also if I can how should I do it and will the trimmings grow if I put them in another tank?

Edit: Sorry I spelled it wrong it is Cabomba plant.

Last edited by Calmwaters; 12-28-2009 at 12:53 PM..
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
Byron's Avatar
Like all stem plants, cabomba can be trimmed. Cut off the top portions (can use a sharp knife or scissors, I just use my fingernail to break the stem) and stick the cut ends in the substrate. They will grow. Most of us find we need to do this weekly with most stem plants anyway to prevent them from growing across the surface (unless you want them to) or to remove the usually leaf-less lower portion of the stem.

If the water in both tanks is the same with respect to parameters (including temp) the transferred cabomba should be fine. If for some reason the parameters are vastly different, some plants take some adjustment. I don't know how sensitive cabomba is to this, so just a thought.

Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
Calmwaters's Avatar
Thank you Byron the water parameters are about the same in all my tanks so I should not have a problem. Thank you again for helping me with my planted tanks it has added a new adventure to fish keeping and I love the way they look.
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
Angel079's Avatar
+1 to what B said...They do take faster/ easier thou if you're able to pinch off a good 2" (obviously you can cut or pinch shorter pieces too...just the longer they are the better they seem to take quicker when replanted).
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 08:15 AM   #5
Calmwaters's Avatar
Thanks Angel they have grow up and are streching across the top of the tank so I plan on trimming off a good 4-5 inches at least so that should be plenty.
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tank trim cichlid_1 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 1 04-09-2008 04:22 AM
75 gallon trim cichlid302 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 03-09-2008 06:54 PM
is it ok to trim this plant all the way to the roots afrogg Beginner Planted Aquarium 3 12-10-2007 06:01 PM
Caulk and black trim fortmyersdrew DIY Aquarium 8 10-26-2007 05:04 PM
Painting trim UTCandy112 DIY Aquarium 2 07-02-2007 09:45 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 AM.