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Bargin Plant

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by FishVixen, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    I was running around last week and at Walmart (this one had a Fish Department that looked like no one even laid eyes on it in a month) The sales clerk was very friendly thou. They had recieved plants some time ago and they all looked dead but they were "bulbs" so the clerk gave me 6 of them for $.99.

    Today I have a Aponogetons Ulvaceus that has 8" leaves. I knew they were dorment plants but this plant has taken over. It's in a 55 gal NPT, potting soil subs, 60 w flourecent, 200 watt CF Daylight, 180 watt incadecent 6500k (3 reveal bulbs 18" above tank) As soon as I get a pic I'll post. Not bad for $.99
     
  2. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    most excellent! i haven't had the best of luck with the bulbs. but then again...haven't tried in quite awhile either. ;o)
     
  3. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    ai792.photobucket.com_albums_yy203_FishVixen_NPT_55NPT005.jpg

    This is the bulb 1 week after putting it in my 55 gal NPT.It started sprouting within 6 hours of putting it in my tank. Must be doing something right.
     
  4. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Nice. I love the "crinklely" look of these guys. They well get rather large as well.
     
  5. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Member

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    That's a nice one every time I try an Aponogeton they turn out leggy
    That is nice and compact maybe I should try them outdoors in the pond

    Rick
     
  6. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    These bulbs were in the tanks not the little package of 3 that you buy. The other ones are just sitting there not doing anything. May they still be dorment? this bulb was about 1" x1 1/2" in size.
     
  7. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Gently squeeze the bulb if they are soft then they are no good.
     
  8. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Bulbs firm at this point. We'll see. Thanks HBIC
     
  9. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    They are still viable then so they may just be getting adjusted to your tank and its params. Keep a check on them and hopefully they sprout.
     
  10. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Even if they don't I'm happy with this one.