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Re: Growing aquatic plants outdoors; not so simple
On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, D. Chang wrote:
> I'd be very wary of growing plants outside in to get the benefit of
> Florida's bright sunshine. I have attempted this a few times and its not
> as simple as it first appears. A few challenges to overcome:
> 1. The tendency of some plants in REAL sunlight to go immersed on you. Ex:
> Hydrophila sp., Echinodorus, several stems. Blocking light to other species.
I haven't tried this, but instead of fighting the immersed growth,
couldn't you use the immersed growth to shade the rest of the tanks, so
avoiding some of the remaining problems?