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  1. Default water lettuce roots

    0 Not allowed!
    Can I trim the roots on my water lettuce? they are so long that they catch on my other plants which prevents proper water circulation on the surface (which causes a film to form on the surface). Also, the plants under it end up with constant shade.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I just grab a couple handfulls out every week. Grab the bigger ones with the longer roots and you'll be all set.

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  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I want to keep the larger lettuce though. They are more attractive (to me, I know the fish don't care).
    O C

  4. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I cut the roots short on all but one of the H2O lettuces in case it damages/kills the plants - I wanted to make sure I would still have some plants (because trust me that one will become MANY in short order). Will let you know what happens to them later.....
    O C

  5. #5


    0 Not allowed!
    Trimming the roots is fine. Though by cutting the roots, you'll be encouraging them to grow out more. Water lettuce grows fairly quick, so experiment with trimming. It's a nice cover plant in the tank, I probably have to thin it out every 1-2 weeks, by taking out a handful or two.

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