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First of all, Happy Holidays to all.

I recently added a new sword to my tank, it was grown emersed.
Now it is submerged in my tank and of course the leaves are dying.

My question is should i cut all the leaves off or just let nature take its course and remove them as they die/wither?

The plant is E. uruguayensis and it came to me as a beautiful large specimen. I hape to take good care of it.

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I would cut them as close to the ground as possible so that the leaves don't rot away and make a mess. The dieing leaves are also using up nutrients that could otherwise go to the new/growing leaves.
 

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Amputating ALL leaves might be a bit hard on the plant. ;)

Even though the leaves have grown emersed, and will wither away in time, they can still photosynthesize and help grow new submersed leaves.

I would remove leaves that start to turn brown. You can snap them off at the base of the plant, starting with the oldest leaves.
 
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