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Who will die back and who will thrive after flooding?

I started my first planted tank about five weeks ago. I planted Alternanthera reineckii 'mini', Rotala indica, Helanthium vesuvius, Hydrocotyle tripartita, and Echinodorus tenellus in LanGa aquarium soil (and some mosses on the wood). I've been waiting for the plants to grow in before flooding the tank. Everything seems to be growing, except perhaps for H.vesuvius, and the champ seems to be A. reineckii. What I'm wondering now is which will thrive and which will die back before growing new leaves once I flood my tank. H. tripartita and E. tenellus are not growing as quickly as i expected, and i'm wondering if they would actually do better submerged. I read that A. reinickii would shed its leaves after the tank is flooded, and am thinking that if that's true then flooding the tank now might allow the other two to catch up. Does that make sense?

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