Handling plants from high light+CO2

essabee

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I have had difficulties in using plants from my high lighted CO2 enriched tanks.

If I remove plants or trimmings and let them float in a tub (not CO2 enriched) which receives high ambient light - they display a quick melt. On the other hand if I keep them in darkness or low light that is not the case.

I also observe that plants from high lighted CO2 enriched tanks, do not adapt quickly and there are several failures when I plant them in lower lighted and non-CO2 tanks. Again I seem to find that if these plants are kept in darkness for a week before transferring them to lower lit non-CO2 tanks they seem to settle down better.

Are my observations in par with yours?
 

Tom Barr

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Yes, they do this in response to change in general, as well as reduced carbon supply....they auto fragment. This allows some pieces/parts to float away and hopefully land somewhere good to grow.

Most aquatic plants do this and get fragile when suddenly CO2 limited.

Regards,
Tom Barr