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Why is this plant so hard to keep submersed for long periods of time? I have to constantly maintain an emersed colony so I can replace those that melt in the aquarium annually. What am I doing wrong? They are growing under high light w/ water column fertilization only.

Has anyone been able to keep this plant submersed for more than 10 months? Any tips would be highly appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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Paul,

In past years, I've kept it in Profile. Now, it is growing in Eco-Complete. Both setups are high light and the iron has always been high (1-2 ppm/week) via Microplex and/or Plantex CSM+B. And yet, for the past 2 years, the plant goes into complete meltdown every 10 months or so. It's so frustrating with the most recent meltdown as it's still to cold here for full scale emergent culture, so I set up one of those soda bottle contraption you outlined. I [-o< that it will survive.

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How was the plant not happy Tom; can you describe it a bit more please?

I would love to send you a sample of the crypt but I am able to salvage only a single plant from the most recent melt. I am keeping it emersed for fear of losing it. If someone hasn't offered it to you by summer, then I'll send you some as soon as this specimen put out runners.

Thank you all.
 
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