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  1. Default walmart bulbs growing like crazy


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    about 2 months ago i put the anoponogen (i think thats the name lol) bulbs in my tank from walmart, the first couple of them sprouted but stayed small, i only had 1 tiger barb (he ate his friends) so i gave him to my sister and i got mollies and platies. the bulbs have grown and sprouted new ones (even where there isnt a bulb). the main one has sprouted a skinny stalk up through the top of the water within the last week. im very happy but dont know if i should cut it off or what? it looks like it might be starting to get a flower or someting at the top. has anyone successfully grown these? they have really taken off within the last 2 weeks that ive had the mollies and platies

    anopon.jpg
    33 gal tank- 5 red wag platies, 3 black mollies, 1 chinese algae eater, 3 guppies

    10 gal tank- empty at the moment

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    Wow - lucky you - I bought a pack of those and not a single one sprouted. By the time they were 6 weeks old, I had lost the receipt so I couldn't contact the company for replacements : (
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    I had 4 or 5 Aponogeton sprout out of two packs [But I have previously had a full pack do nothing . . ] The plecos munched the rest too severely for them to have a chance.

    Go ahead and cut the flower spike [And do so each time you recognize one - Unless you want it to attempt to let it flower. You may have plantlets with roots growing at each internode on it, I try to replant these but it's too early to tell how they will go ].
    If you let the flower spike grow the plant may put all of its energy into that process instead of leaf or root production.
    Last edited by Goes to 11!; 05-10-2011 at 07:30 PM.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    thank you for your replies :) these were my first live plants, i have since planted the lily hybrid bulbs too but it says they take up to 20 days to sprout.. so far nothing but its only been a week or so lol.. anyways thanks again for your replies.
    33 gal tank- 5 red wag platies, 3 black mollies, 1 chinese algae eater, 3 guppies

    10 gal tank- empty at the moment

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    We have had really good luck with the plant bulbs from petsmart and they have onion plants in them too.

  6. #6

    Lightbulb


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    Lol - The post before yours is over a year old Lady10, Might want to check the freshness date before posting.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  7. Default


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    Huh it was at the top of the list before I posted.....I think there was a post there...my bad.

  8. #8

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    NBD, Just a heads up is all. It happens once in a while [Guilty here lol].
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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