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Does anyone know of a good guide for emerged growing? I want to grow some of my clippings in some tubs in the backyard for a couple of tanks that I have planned. I'm basically wondering how I should treat the clippings to get them to adapt from submerged to emerged and what sort of moisture level I need to aim for. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Phil

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You know its classed as cheating right?

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Thanks. I've been wetting the plants every morning and night and the first tub is looking good. I started a second one yesterday with a bunch more clippings so I'll have to get a few pics and throw them up

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I've found a really good link on another forum on how to go about doing this. The general consensus seems to be that doing this sort of growing is slower than submerged as plants have to spend more energy on supporting themselves and retaining moisture. On the upside, there is less to worry about in terms of algae and co2 supplementation so it can be a great way to keep a "plant bank" or store those clippings you don't want to throw away. For me it will be a bit mainly a grow out area for my clippings and it will hopefully save me a couple of dollars in electricity since my tubs will be outdoors. As we are going in to winter the cold might be a bit of a problem but I may just leave the tubs in the sun during the day and move them indoors at night (we'll see how long I do this before getting sick of it). If anyone else has done this sort of thing, please share your experience/pictures.

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Cheers

Phil

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