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    Trimming Bolbitis

    Hey all- after limping along and barely growing at all for a year, the bolbitis in my big tank is exploding.

    I donít have a lot of experience with the best way to trim it back, and as you can see below, my tank has a huge glass panel in the middle (which is why I chose slow growing plants there).

    Can/should I trim trim just the leaves? Or do I need to do directly for the rhizomes?

    Please excuse the algae- I am a bit behind in upkeep. The tank is pretty wild and woolly right now. Angels are happy, though!

    Thanks!




    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Cut them anywhere. like a stem plant or fern
    Dont insult me with your low-balls


    Currently running: 300g monster fish, 270g monster fish, 180g monster fish, 180g planted (coming soon!), 90g African cichlid, 20g planted, 6.7g planted,

    Reptiles: FRT, Sulcata, Leopard Tortoise, Cuban Rock Iggy

    Birds: 1x double yellow headed amazon, 1x umbrella cockatoo, 1x green cheek conure, 1x halfmoon conure

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    I have never grown Bolbitis and so cannot help you, but just wanted to say that your tank is looking gorgeous and I don't even notice any algae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John7429 View Post
    Cut them anywhere. like a stem plant or fern
    Thanks, John- like Anubias, will they grow again from a cut rhizome?
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    I have never grown Bolbitis and so cannot help you, but just wanted to say that your tank is looking gorgeous and I don't even notice any algae.
    Thank you! It has been a joy to keep.
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geektom View Post
    Thanks, John- like Anubias, will they grow again from a cut rhizome?
    yes. but perhaps more like a java fern. As long as there are nodes for growth, it will grow new shoots.
    Dont insult me with your low-balls


    Currently running: 300g monster fish, 270g monster fish, 180g monster fish, 180g planted (coming soon!), 90g African cichlid, 20g planted, 6.7g planted,

    Reptiles: FRT, Sulcata, Leopard Tortoise, Cuban Rock Iggy

    Birds: 1x double yellow headed amazon, 1x umbrella cockatoo, 1x green cheek conure, 1x halfmoon conure

    3x dogs

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    Tom, your tank is amazing,.. I took a long break from this, but happily returned to see your tank still looking awesome…those angels are beautiful too!

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    Tom the tank looks great ��
    I agree with John and the trimming of Bolbitis, my Bolbitis for me grows fantastic without doing anything to it, I know it enjoys water movement and temperature below 78 degrees

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    Trimming Bolbitis

    Quote Originally Posted by Bongox3 View Post
    Tom, your tank is amazing,.. I took a long break from this, but happily returned to see your tank still looking awesomeÖthose angels are beautiful too!
    Thanks, Mike- great to see you here again!
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaman View Post
    Tom the tank looks great ��
    I agree with John and the trimming of Bolbitis, my Bolbitis for me grows fantastic without doing anything to it, I know it enjoys water movement and temperature below 78 degrees
    Thanks! With 2 FX4ís on the tank, it gets plenty of movement, for sure- and I keep the tank right at 78- pretty stable because there is so much water. It must finally like the conditions!
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John7429 View Post
    yes. but perhaps more like a java fern. As long as there are nodes for growth, it will grow new shoots.
    Thanks, John!
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    The far left of the tank is definitely the weakest- I got a bunch of Val from the meet to help fill it in, but it was full of BBA, so I had to throw it all out :-(
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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