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post #1 of 4 Old 01-10-2010, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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pruning??

ok so i have a couple amazon sword plants that i yet have not got to pruning. some of the leaves are full of holes from the angels when they clean their spawning spots(which i'm most worried about). and i have a few that are starting to turn a little of color with hints of brown(which i'm not to worried about). now is there a correct way to prune these sword plants or do i just start cutting them off??



TANKS:
75 gallon (x2)
55 gallon (grow tank)
29 gallon (quarantine tank)

Fish:
Koi Colored Veil Angels (breeding pair)
Silver Diamond Angels (1 male)
Red turquoise Discus (male and female)
Powder Blue Gourami
Clown Pleco
Common Pleco
Red-Tailed Shark
Stripped Raphael Catfish
Chinese Algae Eater
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-10-2010, 09:48 PM
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Pinch of the 'broken' leaf's at the very bottom of the stem right where it meets your gravel. Ideally you only wanna remove leaf's from the outer part of the plant not from the 'inner cycle' where its new sprouts come out.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-10-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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thank you i'll give it a go at



TANKS:
75 gallon (x2)
55 gallon (grow tank)
29 gallon (quarantine tank)

Fish:
Koi Colored Veil Angels (breeding pair)
Silver Diamond Angels (1 male)
Red turquoise Discus (male and female)
Powder Blue Gourami
Clown Pleco
Common Pleco
Red-Tailed Shark
Stripped Raphael Catfish
Chinese Algae Eater
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-11-2010, 01:01 PM
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I would suggest that the "holes" may not be from angels but rather a nutrient deficiency, particularly as you mention browning spots and the two are often together. Do you use any fertilizer, and if so, what and how often? And do you have CO2 diffusion?

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