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    I don't really know how. Some people say float it until they start growing or bury it halfway in the gravel and wait. I got mine as the three bulbs in one pack from petco that says i can return it in 30 days if it proves bad. Help?

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    I just dropped mine in the tank and let them fall where ever. If they float they are no good.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    Drop them and let them grow a bit-sometimes its hard to tell the root end and if you bury it too early it may not grow. If you have plecos in the tank-they may try to eat the bulbs...I had 5 bulbs that I had to move to a different tank because the plecos kept rasping them every time they started growing (I am assuming it was the plecos since nothing else in the tank rasps like that). Now that they are in another tank 3 of the 5 are finally growing roots an leaves-the other 2 are goners, but you have to expect a loss with bulbs-which is why I bought more since I wanted 3 plants anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Drop them and let them grow a bit-sometimes its hard to tell the root end and if you bury it too early it may not grow. If you have plecos in the tank-they may try to eat the bulbs...I had 5 bulbs that I had to move to a different tank because the plecos kept rasping them every time they started growing (I am assuming it was the plecos since nothing else in the tank rasps like that). Now that they are in another tank 3 of the 5 are finally growing roots an leaves-the other 2 are goners, but you have to expect a loss with bulbs-which is why I bought more since I wanted 3 plants anyway.
    They are growing in their separate containers (but one is with my betta). So i don't have to bury them until they start growing obvious root strands? I just plop them in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilred the shrimp View Post
    I just plop them in?
    Yes, after a good rinse and dry with tap water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Yes, after a good rinse and dry with tap water.
    How does one "dry with tap water"?
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    The tap water has to be very, very hard.

    J/K

    Rinse well in tap water, then pat dry with clean paper towels.

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    LOL-she got you.
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    It happens.....rarely....but it happens.
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    slow day here today...I am actually having to work. Thankfully I have lots of hours even with leaving early for the failed dentist appointment yesterday, I am blowing this Popsicle stand (work not AC) at 12:30 today!
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