Dwarf Umbrella Palm

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I was looking into getting emergent plants for my aquarium. In my research, i saw dwarf umbrella palm come up a few times. I saw some at a nursery today and picked it up. It was being grown as an annual for outdoor ponds. Has anyone grown them in an aquarium before? I am also wondering how best to prepare it for my aquarium. I think i will keep it in a pot but would still like to do a bleach dip to avoid introducing anything unpleasant into my tank.
 

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they do fine in the aquarium as long as the leaves are above the water line. They like a higher lighting and are medium nutrient feeders in my opinion.
 

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Just wash the roots really well, trim them if necessary. Rinse the whole plant to remove bugs and anything that may have been sprayed on. Don't keep it in a pot with the dirt it came in, it may contain added fertilizers, pesticides, and material that can affect your water parameters. Put it in a pot of aquasoil, or organic potting soil capped with an inch of sand/gravel.

I have big philodendrons growing out of the back of a 30 gallon at work, looks really good!
 
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Thanks! I put it in a new pot and didn’t account for how long it would take to waterlog. Hopefully it’ll be ready tomorrow.

How deep can i submerge it? Should everything but the roots be above water?
 
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