01-10-2014, 11:41 PM
| || | trimming plant roots?
the first plant I ever got was a cute little cryptocoryne sprig from petco. Now though, a few years and many re-scapings later, it is a massive plant with a root system that sprals across the entire floor of my 10g aquarium. I have been tryingto improve the aquascape in here but it is super difficult with this dense, spongy mat underneath my sand. Would it be ok to trim the roots? It's a supercomplex root network, so no, I cant just pull it out and cut away the smaller roots. they're all woven together. I was thinking more like just taking a knife and cuting a circle around the plant and pulling out all the severed roots...that probably wouldnt work though, haha;)
anyway, does anybody have an idea of how I can deal with this problem? I really can't plant anything without running into or uncovering a big mat of crypt roots. any ideas or tips are greatly appreciated!
thanks a bunch!