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Bare with me as I'm new to the forum! I recently set up a 5 gallon shallow pond style scape for my betta. This is my first go-round with emersed growth and while I've had a bit of success, I'm learning some things through trial and error. First off, I have plants that are taller than the top of the tank, so there's no way for me to keep any humidity. I'm using high light that is LED and suspended about 8 inches above the top of the tank. I have a piece of driftwood which portions stick completely out of the water. I superglue previously submerged bucephalandra and then tissue culture Christmas moss. Misted it about 8-10 times a day but after 2 days the moss and buce have completely dried up. I keep misting daily in hopes some tiny bit managed to survive under the dried stuff and maybe it will spring back. However, if it doesn't, can anyone give me some advice on what to do here? Or suggest some other emersed plants I can try to superglue to the wood? There's no way to bring water up to what I glue here, so it's completely aired out until I mist. I was thinking about trying tissue culture buce to see if that might work better, or is anubias easier to grow completely dry? Do you know of any other moss/moss-like plants to glue where the Christmas moss was? Do you think tearing up a wabi kusa ball and gluing that to the wood first then gluing something to it may work better? Thank you in advance!