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Re: Loss of emerse grown foliage

I wrote:
>I was unaware, at that time, that most of the plants purchased in my LFS
>emersed form leaves which were SUPPOSED to die off after a few weeks of
>submersion, and then I was supposed to wait for the new leaves to grow in.

Karen responded:
>Actually, under good growth conditions, emerse grown plants will start
>putting out new submersed growth well before they begin to lose their older

Hmmmm, that would account for my incredibly good luck since then :-).  I
made so many mistakes with my first tank (ah heck, ALL of them, actually :))
the leaves may have had an artificially early demise.  Would adverse
conditions (low calcium, magnesium, etc.) cause emersed grown leaves to die