Some of you may or may not recall my question how to slow down the growth of the Vallis.....Well any & all measure taken here lead me nowhere but even longer Vallis. That in combination with a outstanding amount of duckweed made me do something on my 55g this AM that truly went against every fiber of my being but I seen no other option any more since the lower half of my tank really received NO MORE light at all and my poor cory's been swimming loops in there trying to find ONE spot to go up & get air......
I pulled the leaves of the Vallis ranging around 4ft out of my tank and cut them all with a pair of scissors much like lawnmower action in the tank; all now cut at the water surface height.
Then I scooped out 3 larger nets full of duckweed.
While I know this was necessary and many of you had suggested the cutting action prior it still doesn't seem quite right doing this. But fish come before plants....and its sure as heck super bright in my dim 55g now