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Old 03-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to grow downoi emerged
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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Hi rusty1760,

Maybe
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Yes, it has been done many times. As you can see by the picture above, they tend to have a different coloration and wavier leaves. Pretty much the only thing you can't grow emergent are floaters.
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Wow they look great, how do they react once submerged, do they melt or anything strange or do they just carry on growing - no fuss
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Wow they look great, how do they react once submerged, do they melt or anything strange or do they just carry on growing - no fuss
Downois are very sensitive plants. Once moved, even from the same tank it will melt a few leaves. From emersed to submersed, the plant will adapt and melt a lot of leaves through the adjustment.
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