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    If the bulb smells rotten and is soft then the plant is dead (hence the melting leaves). IME these plants appreciate current and ferts, high lights and CO2 (pressurized or liquid dosed like Excel). If the bulb has no roots don't plant it until it does sprout roots and then just plant the bulb right under the surface, not too deep. The bad news is the rotten smell which is going to be a good indicator the bulb has rotted.

    I have kept the crispus, longiplumulosus, Madagascar lace, biovinianus, and ulvaceus. I currently have 2 Madagascar lace, 1 biovinianus, and 1 ulvaceus (which surprised me by growing from and unknown bulb in the substrate).

    Hope this helps.
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    Awesome Boundava, perfect. I think the bulb IS rotten, it had no roots at the time of purchase, just a bunch of leaves sprouting (which have melted) and I secured the bulb into the substrate. I'm going to remove it and float it in a plant tank I have going with no substrate. I'm going to add a powerhead filter. Hopefully that will get it going, if not, I think I'll get some bulbs not grown yet online.

    Thanks for the info. I'll start using Excel when I add the African plants.

    It's always nice to get info from someone who had experience keeping them
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    Btw, I don't want to jinx it, but I haven't seen cyanobacteria for weeks in that tank. And the siesta and reduced photoperiod really helped with the hair algae, it's all gone and BBA is still slowly dying and falling off the DW. Thanks for all the help!
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    Ok, so I pulled out the bulb and remaining leaves. I washed the bulb and pulled off all the melting leaves which left me with just a few very small leaves. The bulb still smells really bad, but there is an outer shell (it appears) that is very hard. The shell picks apart easily, and inside it is soft. But the good news (I hope) is that it seems to be growing some roots above where it was buried and I think I see new healthy-looking shoots. I took some pics of the bulb to see what anyone thinks about it. It's sitting freely in my plant tank at the moment with java fern.
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    I'm not familiar with those plants but those leaves look healthy, so I wouldn't give up yet. Natalia will have a better observation of this.

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    I agree, you seem to have a bit of roots going too, rest it on the substrate for now-don't bury it until you get some more roots. Do you have any shrimp (cherry) in any tanks? They will do a great job of cleaning the bulb of any tasty dead bits and then you can put it back into the bigger tank. If not just watch it and once you get some more roots you should be able to bury it. I am glad that you can save it
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    I can add shrimp to the bare bottom tank with java fern, or put it in my 5g shrimp tank. All the other tanks with shrimp are bb. Does substrate matter?

    My 5g shrimp tank has some really fancy shrimp that I'm doing a breeding project with. Will the bulb foul my shrimp tank?

    Tx everyone for helping me!!!!
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    I would put them in a tank with substrate, just because there may be a bit more nutrients that the bulbs need
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I can add shrimp to the bare bottom tank with java fern, or put it in my 5g shrimp tank. All the other tanks with shrimp are bb. Does substrate matter?

    My 5g shrimp tank has some really fancy shrimp that I'm doing a breeding project with. Will the bulb foul my shrimp tank?

    Tx everyone for helping me!!!!
    Yeah-if you have a breeding tank-then omit the bulb and just put in the big tank. It should be ok.
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    The shrimp breeding project is dirted with a cap of sand and pea gravel. It was the first tank I dirted, so it's well-established and I fert dose the tank with Flourish Comprehensive. I was just concerned about the tank being so small at 5g.

    But I think I get your ideas.

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