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My dillema: As time goes on, I realize there just isn't enough room in my display tank for all the plants I want to keep. I'm trying to keep the number of species down to around 6-8 and setting up a bigger or additional tank isn't really an option right now. However, I enjoy the gardening aspect as much or more than the aquascaping aspect of the hobby and would like to keep a wider variety of plants.

I'm aware that most commercially available aquarium plants are grown emersed, but I have found very little information on techniques and setups. High humidity and lighting are a given, but what else?

I want a smallish setup with, say, a 150-200 plant capacity. I know there are a handful of experienced growers here. Any advice?
 

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In this thread I explain what I do for growing swords emersed. They don't seem to need that high humidity after the initial adjustment period (though it helps of course). I would venture that many aquatics can be grown this way: once you get them to make emersed leaves, you'll be able to grow them like almost any other houseplant that needs lots of water and prefers humid air (though some of them might survive - at least for a period - in down right dry air as well...).

Here's another thread on the subject
 
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