Originally Posted by AJ_117
Thank you for the advice! Are there any plants that will carpet while emersed or is that better left to co2
injections? Also is there a set time I should grow them emersed or just until they've grown enough?
HC Cuba and Monte Carlo will carpet. I did a dry start in a nano that went quite well. However algae is hard to keep away generally.
If grown emersed plants get atmospheric co2
(a lot more than any injected tank can give) so they grow just fine. However once u flood the take u need to really pump the co2
for the first week and then lower it down slowly to let the plants adjust. HC and mc are pretty heavy on the co2
U can grow them for as long as u want emersed. I carpeted a 2g in 7 weeks. U could do the same in larger tanks of u plant heavy.