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I planted HC a while back, then had a bad case of string/hair algae. A lot of the HC got uprooted and is now acting like a floating plant. It's doing great as a floating plant, except that in about a week and a half it covers the whole top of the tank and I have to get rid of most of it.

Is there a way to get it to re-root to the substrate? Any suggestions?
 

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Do its re-rooting emersed in a dry start tank. You could also try attaching it to rock wool, then planting plugs of it.

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if its already acclimated to growing submersed then maybe keeping it in the tank is the quickest way, instead of doing the above mentioned emersed growing. just a thought. i wonder if putting a netting on a rock like people do with riccia/moss would work?
 

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If it's floating it will be emersed already, and has likely developed the xylem to go with it. If you immerse it, you'll cause it to melt and then re-grow, which is just ugly considering how hard it is to get free floating HC to attach in an immersed setting anyhow.

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Go to your local Beauty Salon and buy a pack of hair pins, they do great at holding down HC, trust me it's the best thing you ever could use, works like a charm...or you could ask your girl friend for some:red_mouth.
 

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Would've been sweet if you actually got a duckweed carpet. I think I tried it one time and since leaves develop first, then roots, it could not genetically perform this function.
 
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