Rotala

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    Hi guys

    I have 2 types of Rotala (i think) species in my tank that has grown quite hectic and is now lying on the surface. I want to trim them but if i just cut off the top piece the plants look "blunt" if thats the right word to describe it. I have trimmed some of them by cutting it off right on the substrate and planting the top half again however they have grown some proper roots some of them so I cannot pull them out and cut them off so.if i cut close to the substrate there are some roots sticking out. I dont like the look when i just cut off the top piece.
    What is the best way?

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    Martin
     
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    Hi Trompie.

    I just chop off my rotala sp. greens at the top and for a while they seem blunt.
    But after about a week, the tops have new shoots and growth and eventually looks as if I never cut them in the first place.

    If you're injecting CO2, they should grow fast enough to get back into shape again.
     
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