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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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I have a couple of nano (1.5 gal) tanks I can use for the moment with some saran wrap until I find something more suitable. I'll surf craigslist
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You can also slowly harden some plants to room humidity. I have a crypt wendtii growing in a pot filled with MGOCPM with only a water tray and top watering every other day.

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Anubias are the easiest as well as being cheap and readily available. They definitely tolerate fluctuations in humidity better that crypts and swords.
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One thing I have learned is that when converting stem plants from a submerged state to emersed state, it works well to lay the stem horizontally on the soil. it will send down roots and then new emersed growth will start growing upwards at the nodes where the submerged form leaves were. Using this method, it is easier to keep the stem from drying out during the initial conversion because the whole stem is in contact with the moist soil. It also rewards you by turning one stem into several.

Clear lids- I have found that using huge rubbermaid containers with clear plastic lids is the way to go. Cheap, keeps the humidity high, and seem nicer than a lot of the other options. Saran works but it is temporary and a real pain to work with.

Best of luck! Feel free to PM me with any questions. I am not an expert, but I have learned quite a bit in the past year (currently have two set up).
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Can you do this with bacopa? Would you recommend treating it as a stem plant, Chyrol?

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Can you do this with bacopa? Would you recommend treating it as a stem plant, Chyrol?
Yes, I've had a lot of success converting bacopa this way. I have also had good luck just sticking cuttings in the soil upright- it's a very hardy plant, and really hard to go wrong. In my experience, bacopa is one of the easiest plants to grow emersed.

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Thanks, Chyrol! I may try this with my bacopa before it melts.

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Thanks, Chyrol! I may try this with my bacopa before it melts.
No problem! Let us know how it works out.
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