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    How to slow down plant growth

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    Dear All

    My plants seem to bubble like crazy.
    Followed every tip in this forum....but how to slow down growth without ill effects to the plants and fish?

    Thx
    I Love Penang

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    LOL..[] i shall now compile a list of very unusual questions

    reduce lighting duration?, reduce fertilization?

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    On 1/24/2002 10:43:02 AM

    LOL..[] i shall now compile a list of very unusual questions

    reduce lighting duration?, reduce fertilization?
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    Oh....Simon, since you're at it can you also include this in>

    How to make a plant grow shorter.
    The "uncle " at LL told me that you need to cut off half way from the stem of the plant in order for it not to grow too tall.
    I will be trying it on by Nuphar Japonica...will see....

    cheers

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    I Love Penang

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    On 1/24/2002 2:10:10 PM

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    On 1/24/2002 10:43:02 AM

    LOL..[] i shall now compile a list of very unusual questions

    reduce lighting duration?, reduce fertilization?
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    Oh....Simon, since you're at it can you also include this in>

    How to make a plant grow shorter.
    The "uncle " at LL told me that you need to cut off half way from the stem of the plant in order for it not to grow too tall.
    I will be trying it on by Nuphar Japonica...will see....

    cheers

    []
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    Sorry fogot to add....not applicable to stem plants
    I Love Penang

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    On 1/24/2002 2:10:10 PM

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    On 1/24/2002 10:43:02 AM

    LOL..[] i shall now compile a list of very unusual questions

    reduce lighting duration?, reduce fertilization?
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    Oh....Simon, since you're at it can you also include this in>

    How to make a plant grow shorter.
    The "uncle " at LL told me that you need to cut off half way from the stem of the plant in order for it not to grow too tall.
    I will be trying it on by Nuphar Japonica...will see....

    cheers

    []
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    Sorry fogot to add....not applicable to stem plants
    I Love Penang

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    why u wan to slow down growth of plants?
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    algaecide? heh

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    [quote]
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    On 1/24/2002 2:10:10 PM

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    How to make a plant grow shorter.
    The "uncle " at LL told me that you need to cut off half way from the stem of the plant in order for it not to grow too tall.
    I will be trying it on by Nuphar Japonica...will see....

    cheers

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    which uncle may i ask?

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    stem plants are hard to maintain will need lotas time.
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    On 1/24/2002 2:15:40 PM

    why u wan to slow down growth of plants?
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    Hi Benetay

    The reason is that in no time I think my tank will be over-grown and I need to uproot some of the plants and it will get messy.
    Infact most of my plants are relatively slow growers...as recommended bt simon and someone in this forum(sorry can't remember his name at the moment)are bubbling like mad....So I though maybe I should slow down the growth a little.

    cheers[]
    I Love Penang

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    hahahaa.. but if u talking abt stemmed plants, no way to shorten growth rate.. they will still grow at that rate.. some stemmed plants grow laterally instead of vertical up when there is super strong light

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    On 1/24/2002 2:10:10 PM

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    How to make a plant grow shorter.
    The "uncle " at LL told me that you need to cut off half way from the stem of the plant in order for it not to grow too tall.
    I will be trying it on by Nuphar Japonica...will see....

    cheers

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    which uncle may i ask?
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    I don't know his name, but I know he's got a daughter helping out at the shop and he's got a crew cut flat top hair style.
    I Love Penang

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    [quote]
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    On 1/24/2002 2:10:10 PM

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    How to make a plant grow shorter.
    The "uncle " at LL told me that you need to cut off half way from the stem of the plant in order for it not to grow too tall.
    I will be trying it on by Nuphar Japonica...will see....

    cheers

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    which uncle may i ask?
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    [/quot
    I don't know his name, but I know he's got a daughter helping out at the shop and he's got a crew cut flat top hair style.
    I Love Penang

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    maybe u shld try more difficult plants, slower growing ones.

    Stem plants no matter what will always grow at tht certain rate as what simon Mention.
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    hahahaa.. but if u talking abt stemmed plants, no way to shorten growth rate.. they will still grow at that rate.. some stemmed plants grow laterally instead of vertical up when there is super strong light
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    Emmm....sorry...simon, I'm refering to hthe height and not the speed of growth on the second question>
    I Love Penang

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    which uncle may i ask?
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    Got the name of the shop....capricorn u"uncle"
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    ahhhhh.. ah pek... kekekekek.. i usually take 30% advise

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    Not bad liao 30% whaahha...
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    On 1/24/2002 2:29:01 PM

    Hi Benetay

    The reason is that in no time I think my tank will be over-grown and I need to uproot some of the plants and it will get messy.
    Infact most of my plants are relatively slow growers...as recommended bt simon and someone in this forum(sorry can't remember his name at the moment)are bubbling like mad....So I though maybe I should slow down the growth a little.

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    Malaysian,

    You don't have to uproot all stemmed plants. Depends on how they grow, some plants grow ushier and nicer after pruning. Check out this article by Karen Randall on pruning plants part 1 and part 2.

    In general, for stemmed plants, you're looking at replanting/pruning on average every 2 - 3 weeks.

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    I have problem finding time to maintain my plants too. That's why I converted my tank to house more Echinodorus spp and Cryptocoryne spp plants. Need minimal maintenace work and you can choose the plants that don't grow too tall..... easy to control.

    For stem plants, they grow to be very nice but need constant work on them......

    juz my 2 cents worth
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    Sherwin Choo
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