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Trying to grow hc emersed

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by JoshP, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. JoshP

    JoshP Junior Poster

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    Ive a new nano tank im setting up with 2" of flourite, 23w cfl and im manually spraying with mulm and tank water mixture. I planted the HC in small clumps throughout the tank, and a lot doesnt look so well. I just got a glass lid tonight and hopefully that will help. Any tips or foresight would be great. Thanks
     
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    Is the tank full of water or empty? Without that I'm not sure anyone could give you very good tips.
     
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    The substrate is saturated completely, not over the plants though. Thanks
     
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    Good thing I clarified that.
     
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    If you keep the air in the tank humid, and provide light for 10 hours to 12 hours a day, you should do very well with HC growing emersed. I think it would do better if you had planted it as single plantlets insead of clumps, but either will work. Once it is planted and you keep it humid, it is mostly a matter of just waiting for it to grow.
     
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