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I have an old tank laying around collecting dust, and i had an idea on what i could do with it. I want to grow an emerged carpet plant until it carpets the whole tank then sell it and repeat. Has anyone had success with this? If so what is the best plant to do it with? And help is appreciated
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You might want to jump on this FAST!!!

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It used to be that HC could be sold for a good price easily, but I'm not sure that is still the case. If not, just find the current "best thing" and grow it. Look through the SnS forum to see what the activity is like for various "ground cover" plants.

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I find that riccia sells pretty quick but is usually for dirt cheap. It also grows really fast under the right conditions so that would be why it is so cheap.
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Actually, the trick is figuring out what the NEXT best thing will be so you will be ready to dominate the market.
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Growing carpeting plants emersed is actually pretty easy. Regular topsoil is a good substrate. Some good ones to start with are HC or DHG Belem.

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I grabbed some DHG not belem though..My emersed has been up for only 3 days and i have runners going out pretty nice.
I have ~92% humidity. Is that to much?
What is your guys experience in growing crypts in ~905 humidity?
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What is your guys experience in growing crypts in ~905 humidity?
That's pretty humid!~!~ are you using something to heat the tank?

I think crypts will love that environment. Understand no crypts like to have their roots messed with. Expect some leaf melt. Give them a months they will come back.

I just put a crypt that was grow emeresd in my submersed grow-out tank. It shoot a new leaf and started to melt at the same time.
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Omg sorry i meant ~90% lol I didnt press the shift key
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That's pretty humid!~!~
If you were refering to the 92%..well no i have nothing but the light, plastic wrap, and water for my humidity.

And if you were refering to the typo then...you understand lol
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