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Keeping M. umbrosum planted.

I seem to have a heck of a time keeping my Micranthemum umbrosum planted. It wants to up-root itself on a seemingly weekly basis. I haven't seen any fish messing with the base at all, so I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem and if anyone has any suggestions on how to keep it planted. It's a beautiful plant that I'd like to keep in my tank, but it's getting a little annoying watching it uproot every week or so. Any ideas? Thanks!

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This one does not like its feet shaded, or the bottom will rot and stems float up. It did this to me while I was away and my wife threw it out thinking it's just plant debris


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Like Shalu said, once it grows big enough to shade it's lower stems it'll break free and start floating. I ended up getting rid of all but a few small stems that I floating within a mat of Riccia. Pretty plant, but too much maintenance.

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Thanks for the info guys. So, if you do want to keep it, do you just top it once a week or so, replant the tops and discard the lower portions? Thanks again.

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That's what I did for a few months.

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