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Terrestrial Leaf Loss

I was wondering about what happens when a plant, that was raised terrestrially or at
least partially out of the water, is submerged.  Eventually, the terrestrial leaves
die and fall off right?  What do these leaves look like as they gradually make way
for the submerged leaves?  Is it possible that plants in the first one/two months
might look like they are dying, but in fact they are just shedding inefficient
leaves?  What brought this to mind, was a post a few days back, about a problem with
older vegetation dying off, but healthy young leaves growing, in a two month old
tank.  How can a person tell the difference between an incorrect balance of
light/CO2/nutrients and this dying off, if it exists?  

Jennifer Glover