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I am fairly new to higher maintenance plants. Most of my experience has been wisteria which grows like a weed in my tank. I have been trying to grow HC in a 10gal with minimal CO2 injection (a diy setup). The tank has high lighting, and is dosed with Flourish Excell regularly. It hasn't shown much growth over the last month, filling out a bit on leaves, but no expansion.

I am looking to do an experiment by emersing some in a seed propogator. I have done a decent amount of research on dry start tanks. They focus on getting the Hc to fill out and then flooding the tank. I was wondering if anyone has tried emersion growth and tansplanting it to an established tank. Any ideas or suggestions?
 

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When swapping any plant from emersed to submersed, you will often have die off and leaves will melt. After time, the majority of the stems will adapt and regrow happy and healthy. Only the hardiest of plants can be interchanged without this happening.
 

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Hi BlueMoonFox,

I have transitioned multiple species from submerged to emerged growth and back; here is a copy of an article I did on the subject for the GSAS newsletter - Northwest Aquaria explaining how I do it with minimal die-off.

 
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