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what plants do you get from the Wal-mart plant bulbs?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anonymous, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    dang, I don't have a tank I could do that with.

    I'll try getting seed if I get a flower, I can always get more bulbs if it doesn't work out right.
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

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    I'd just worry that a fish would try and eat the seed. You could always go low grade and attempt using a small plastic shoebox container, place some good nutrient rich substrate in there and a small heater (unless you can keep it realitively warm without one), and use a table lamp (swap the bulb out for a compact fl. spiral bulb (gooseneck lamp comes to mind).
    You'll have to let me know if you have any luck and keep me updated!
    ~Defin. wishing you success on your reproduction project!
     
  3. Anonymous

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    I hope so to, but it may be a while, I have had the plant for close to a year and not a single flower, I might need a better light for it to grow faster, or more fertilizers.
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

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    I use eco-complete planted in my planted tank--no rinse and nutrient packed.
    What is your tank size again and light wattage that your running above it?
     
  5. Anonymous

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    it a 20 gallon tank, right now I'm running a 1 WPG set up, however I'm looking in a three bulb set up, if it will work it will be any where from 45 to 54 watts for the whole tank.

    I will most like know this Thursday if the three bulb set will work.
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

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    Myself, I'd test out a compact fl. spiral bulb from wal-mart and see how you do with them. If I remember right they come in 12W,13w,20W,26W,30W,32w, etc.
    You can get a cheap lamp and toss them in or you could get an incandescent hood and screw them in. And if you want to get really snazzy they have them in colors--> Coralife 50/50
    50% 10,000°K daylight and 50% Actinic 03 blue. Great for fresh and saltwater aquariums. Gives that saltwater blue look!

    Coralife Colormax
    6,700°K full spectrum lamps with color-enhancing phosphors. Ideal for freshwater aquariums. Awesome for plants!
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=9870
     
  7. Anonymous

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    well the set up I'm looking at is 25 dollars plus what I need to build a reflector. I think it will turn out just fine.

    after I put some aqua grow bulb in it any way.
     
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  9. Anonymous

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    GO to your local hardware store, they might be able to do something for you next time. I'm good friend of the hardware store owner, even thought it keeps saying I made a pipe bomb, which I never did. in fact the store closes at 5 and they keep looking for me until 5:30. So I would go to your local hardware store next.

    Yea the fixture is 25, but I may have to spend close to that to make the reflector to go with it.
     
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    I think I'll be good for awhile now, I have the new fixture and I kept the old one for backup/parts.
    Thanks for the advice, it just may prove useful somewhere down the road!
     
  11. Anonymous

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    yea it might, I love my local hardware store, it pricey but it good.
     
  12. GOT MTS?

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    The process of breading plants is called propagation. If you use this term next time you are looking to divide a plant you will have more luck getting the info you need. Just FYI ;)
     
  13. Anonymous

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    thanks for the FYI
     
  14. Anonymous

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    by breading do you mean rolling the plants in a golden brown batter?
     
  15. MOD_Dawn

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    hahahahaha, sorry I couldnt resist!
     
  17. MOD_Dawn

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    I've had many times that I too just couldn't resist and hold back. Haha!
     
  18. Anonymous

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    hahaha, if it makes you smile I say do it, and I hope that MTS knows Im just pulling their leg!
     
  19. GOT MTS?

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    Personally I like my plants beer battered and deep fried.
     
  20. MOD_Dawn

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    Sounds like how my uncle would do his fish and onion rings...man I miss those things!