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niff
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PostPosted: 2011.09.08(Thu)8:59    Post subject: How And When Reply with quote

I was working away from home for a couple of weeks , during this time my uv bulb packed up , and my oh was angling the blinds the wrong way , needless to say I came home to a major algae problem in my tank .

I treated the tank with an algae treatment between that and my young brostlenose's the tank was algae free in a week , but looks like my 5 amazon sword is dying off , one though has sent a runner to the top with 5 plantlets on it , now I'm looking for some advise as to what stage I should cut them off and how I should do it , I will pull out the dying plants and replace with the new plantlets . any advise will be much appreciated
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.09.08(Thu)9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Algae killer kills plants!

Put some carbon in the filter & do lots of water changes, remove damaged or decaying leaves and wait & see. Leave runners attached until rooted into the substrate before detaching from the main plant.
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niff
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PostPosted: 2011.09.08(Thu)9:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

all my other plants are fine , and the runner is not going to root in the substrate its grown to the surface not alont the substrate level should I anchor it down to the substrate ?
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PostPosted: 2011.09.08(Thu)9:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some plants get hit harder than others.

Is this a plantlet or a flower spike? - if it is a flower spike remove it and if a runner pin it down.
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PostPosted: 2011.09.08(Thu)12:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

must be a flower spike as its breaching the surface , can the 5 diff poins where leaves are growing on this be planted ?
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