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  1. #1

    Question How to Trim Sagittaria


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    My Sagittaria was small when I initially planted them in the mid/fore ground area. Now their leaves have touched the top and are 12 inches in height.
    I already have Giant Sags and Vallisneria planted in the background which have shed their old leaves and are now looking like fore ground plants but over a period of time they will grow tall

    So I need to answer some questions so that I dont do anything silly.

    1) Can I just cut/pluck the whole Sagittaria leaf till the bottom ? If all the leaves are tall I cant cut all of them
    2) Should I trim by cutting it half way ? If I trim Halfway the leaf will eventually turn yellow and die.
    3) Is replanting ok by moving it to the background or will the leaves start to die once moved ?

    Thanks

    Tank 1 : 18.7 G Planted 100% Flourite : Amano Shrimps, Red Cherry Shrimps, Endlers. Guppies.
    Tank 2: 8.4 G : Planted Tank Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower. 8 Danios, Amanos (Plant Propagation Tank)
    Tank 3 : 8.4 G : Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower.6 Slender Rasboras
    Weekly Liquid Dosing of Nitrate, Potassium, Phosphate, Magnesium, CSM+B and Iron Nutrients for Plants.

  2. #2

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    Cutting the leaves makes Sags unattractive. Better is selecting a species that doesn't grow so tall.

    Sags will often shed their leaves when moved.

    Dave
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  3. #3

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    Thanks Dave. I've got all 3 species as I wanted them for foreground and background placements in the tank.

    Tank 1 : 18.7 G Planted 100% Flourite : Amano Shrimps, Red Cherry Shrimps, Endlers. Guppies.
    Tank 2: 8.4 G : Planted Tank Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower. 8 Danios, Amanos (Plant Propagation Tank)
    Tank 3 : 8.4 G : Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower.6 Slender Rasboras
    Weekly Liquid Dosing of Nitrate, Potassium, Phosphate, Magnesium, CSM+B and Iron Nutrients for Plants.

  4. #4

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    I lost no leaves after I replanted it to the back ground. My Sagiis grew so tall enough to be placed in the background and has leaves touching the top of my tank and curled a bit over. If I cut a leaf the whole leaf will die. And all the leaves are that tall.

    One expert on some forum I read suggested to roll a full leaf to the bottom as a trimming method which would eventually die and break off

    So does any one have any suggestions ?

    Thanks

    Tank 1 : 18.7 G Planted 100% Flourite : Amano Shrimps, Red Cherry Shrimps, Endlers. Guppies.
    Tank 2: 8.4 G : Planted Tank Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower. 8 Danios, Amanos (Plant Propagation Tank)
    Tank 3 : 8.4 G : Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower.6 Slender Rasboras
    Weekly Liquid Dosing of Nitrate, Potassium, Phosphate, Magnesium, CSM+B and Iron Nutrients for Plants.

  5. #5

    Wink Tank Photo


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    Heres a photo of my tank. See the Sags how tall they are.



    Click for a larger view

    Cheers

    Tank 1 : 18.7 G Planted 100% Flourite : Amano Shrimps, Red Cherry Shrimps, Endlers. Guppies.
    Tank 2: 8.4 G : Planted Tank Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower. 8 Danios, Amanos (Plant Propagation Tank)
    Tank 3 : 8.4 G : Mix of Flourite and Azoo Plant Grower.6 Slender Rasboras
    Weekly Liquid Dosing of Nitrate, Potassium, Phosphate, Magnesium, CSM+B and Iron Nutrients for Plants.

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