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My order of Marsilea came in yesterday, and as the title suggests, there is very little root structures. Can I bury the runners in the substrate? I have HtH Pool filter sand and im using thrive root tabs and im injecting co2

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Yes, you can bury the runners; they normally grow that way below the surface with the leaves popping up.

Cut it into pieces with just two or three nodes each and plant them about an inch apart. Make sure to orient them different directions so it will fill in properly (marsilia tends to grow in straight lines, so you want them to crisscross as they fill in).

If it was grown emersed, it might melt a bit (though not always). It'll come back; that stuff is surprisingly hardy.

Oh, it'll grow without them, but if you want to get it going faster use plenty of root tabs at planting to speed coverage.
 

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Ok. In glad to hear that I can bury the runners. I've been dealing with floaters constantly cause I've been burying them very, very shallow

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