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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?

Roger Miller