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Old 03-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Emmersed -> Submersed


Yesterday I purchased a bunch of Wisteria from the LFS. It has definitely been grown emmersed and now I'm wondering how long it will take it to adapt to submersed growth again.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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There is no time for this. It depends on your set up. CO2 fertz substrate. My HC takes around 1 week with yellow drop checker CO2 indicator and ADA AS.
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It usually just converts as it grows. Don't overdo the CO2 unless you have good oxygenation as you don't want to disrupt tank inhabitants and bacteria. I've never cranked it up for emersed plants and have never had any issues getting them to convert or grow properly.
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Yesterday I purchased a bunch of Wisteria from the LFS. It has definitely been grown emmersed and now I'm wondering how long it will take it to adapt to submersed growth again.
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You're changing the environment the plant is used to, so you'll have a period when the plant will look poorly and the older parts will die back. It would be good to keep up the maintainence of your Wisteria and trim and remove the dead leaves. This will stimulate new growth and the new growth will be used to the new water conditions.

This process takes time and is different for different plants. You can help the plants by keeping the tank water clean through weekly water changes and dose a good fert according to instructions. It wouldn't hurt to review the lighting requirements of the plant and make sure you're providing what's needed.

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Wisteria transitions well. You just get lacier leaves.
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I think mine was also grown emersed. Its been about 2 weeks since I bought, I have about 2-3 inches of new growth, its denser and a lighter green color. Looks wonderful. The bottom piece look bad, I'll have to cut those off.
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I think mine was also grown emersed. Its been about 2 weeks since I bought, I have about 2-3 inches of new growth, its denser and a lighter green color. Looks wonderful. The bottom piece look bad, I'll have to cut those off.
Thanks! I had already trimmed mine down to 3 node stems, knowing that the emersed leaves would ultimately die. Sounds like it won't be long :-).
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Low tech 20 long - took mine about 4 weeks.
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mine grow 3 to 4 sets of leaves of emersed growth. Then it grows lacy leaves.
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