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    After setting up my aquarium I've picked up various a couple plants all from the echinodorus group (family, order, phylum? I forget the naming system. haha.phylum.) and some java moss as well. One of the species I bought was a pygmy chain sword plant (Echinodorus tenellus) which seems to have a couple shoots growing off of it. What I want to know is what should I do about these young plants? should I cut them off at a certain size? if so when? What else can I do to make sure they grow healthy? I haven't used any fertilizer on my plants and I have a 15 aquarium light going on these bad boys since they're out of direct sunlight. I was considering using fertilizer or something to help these plants but I don't know what I should look for when going to the pet store. Plus, I don't really trust Petco that much when asking for help.
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    Leave the offshoots alone. They will plant themselves and make a new plant. My one has already made 3 others in the last 2 weeks. Pretty cool. Seacem Flourish, Excel, and Iron are what I suggest picking up.
    75g, 1 Flying Fox, 4 Siamese Algae Eaters, 4 Panda Cory's, 4 Peppered Cory's, 6 Danio's, 9 Hemigrammus Erythrozonus - Glow light Tetra's, 2 Albino Bristle nose Pleco's (Male & Female), 3 Upside Down Catfish, 2 Powder Blue Gourami's
    Live Plants with no Co2. Perfectly Healthy & Nicely Fertilized.

    Now with 1 baby Albino Bristle Nose.

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    Yup, just leave them alone. That is how the members of the Echinidorous genus propagate themselves.
    I'd suggest you start with one of the articles in the article section.
    I'm kind of partial to this one. :) http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/plants/balanced.php
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

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