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Trying Plant Bulbs

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by eeyipes, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. eeyipes

    eeyipes Thread Starter New Member

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    Trying Plant Bulbs

    Got some of those plant bulbs today at Wal-mart, after the previous thread on them I decided to try them again.

    Who wants to place bets on whether they will grow or not?
     
  2. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    I'll bet that they grow, slowly.
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    What type of lighting are you going to have over them ?
     
  4. eeyipes

    eeyipes Thread Starter New Member

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    Just a pair of T5's.
     
  5. noshow discus

    noshow discus New Member

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    they will grow just slowly.
    Nubius Nana is a good low light plant will grow slow but you can get cutting after about 3 months
     
  6. eeyipes

    eeyipes Thread Starter New Member

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    I have a bunch of nana's already, one barteri and some java fern. If they grow, great! If not, o well.
     
  7. noshow discus

    noshow discus New Member

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    heh my 65 gallon tank with vals and swords only has 2 strip lights with the old common bulb that was in when i bought them no Co2 or fertilizer other then fish poop and they seem to be doing fine.
     
  8. eeyipes

    eeyipes Thread Starter New Member

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    They look great!

    I'll post pictures if they ever sprout. Tank looks empty now since I pulled out the plastic plants to make room to place the bulbs where I want them.

    Do yours go dormant and die back? If they do, do you just pull them and plant new ones?
     
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  10. Anthony

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    My plants don't go dormant.
     
  11. eeyipes

    eeyipes Thread Starter New Member

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    3 days later and all 4 of the aponogeton bulbs have sprouted. Still waiting on the 2 lily bulbs. So far so good!
     
  12. Anthony

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    Wow that's a lot faster than I expected them to sprout.
     
  13. YellowCichlid

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    I also bought those bulbs at walmart, 3 days and they've all sprouted!
     
  15. Anthony

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    Maybe the quality has gone up since I tried them :)
     
  16. Leslie

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    i didnt know that you could plant lilly bulbs and the would grow in a tank. is it a particular one u planted?
     
  17. caronsd

    caronsd New Member

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    I just got the ones in a package at walmart near the fish supplies. My biggest is almost 10 inches and a few didnt grow yet. but for 3 bucks im happy with the results, they are also guaranteed to grow so in 30 days if they dont you just send them back.
     
  18. Anthony

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    They're guaranteed now ? I don't believe they were when I tried them years ago. When I get my tanks down here I'll try some and see what happens under my plant lighting.
     
  19. eeyipes

    eeyipes Thread Starter New Member

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    My aponogetons were popped in about 25 days ago. They are about 11" high. Slow to get started but have taken off in the last week or so. The lily took about 20 days to sprout has 2 little leaves. If they don't sprout, mail them to the address on the package and they will send you new ones.
     
  20. Penycat

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    I keep these in a lot of my tanks as 90% of mine are bare bottomed. SO I keep either the little glass votif candle holders or clay pots with gravel and the bulbs. I obviously don't plant them all the way in the gravel as they need a bit of water around them. But mine seem to do well. the cool thing I will say about these is if my stupid dumb big old too big for his tank pleco (from my parents, out grew his tank there, already too big for my 55) eats the plants, they'll grow right back. and the best thing, no snails!!!:) Only thing you want to be sure to do with these bulbs is the minute they start shooting out the lilly pads, cut them. (unless you want lilly pads on the surface) in some tanks it looks cool. But if they shot one up and "learn" where the surface is, they'll be shooting them up like crazy. I had one bulb totally take over a 10g! But if you keep them clipped, then they'll stop trying and just grow nice and short:)