Aponogeton bulbs
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Beginner Planted Aquarium » Aponogeton bulbs

Aponogeton bulbs

This is a discussion on Aponogeton bulbs within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Since I'm new here, thought I'd give my observations on new bulbs I introduced into tank 3 days ago. First off, after reading up ...

Reply
Old 02-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
 
Feelslikefar's Avatar
 
Aponogeton bulbs

Since I'm new here, thought I'd give my observations on new bulbs I introduced into tank 3 days ago.

First off, after reading up on lighting, switched from incandescent bulbs that came with tank to CFL 10 watt, full-spectrum.

Purchased a package of those 'Aponogeton Hybrid' bulbs from the local W-Mart, since the tank is cycled and everyone seems fine.

All four of the bulbs are showing nice shoots after 3 days!

Have read the questions folks have about starting these, so I must have gotten lucky.

( LFS doe not really have any healthy looking plants in the tanks, they seem real busy with all the other pets they sell. " Yea, I sell you some plants, If you want to start a snail colony!". said the young clerk...)

Last edited by Feelslikefar; 02-04-2009 at 03:14 PM..
Feelslikefar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
 
Aponogeton bulbs did not sprout

Hi

I floated 3 Aponogeton bulbs in my well planted 55 gal aquarium for almost 2 months and there was no sprouting of either leaves or roots. I purchased them at Petco and as instructed on the package they were in I sent them back to "American Plant Life" in Sioux Falls SD for replacement, again as instructed. The pckage came back because there is no such address. Nothing online as well.

Anyone heard of such a problem? From what I have seen in blogs, germination is hit and miss?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Tony
tonyAZ
tonyAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WHITE FUNGUS ON MY APONOGETON BULBS rrusli Beginner Planted Aquarium 10 10-19-2010 03:03 PM
Aponogeton bulbs Austin Beginner Planted Aquarium 14 02-22-2010 03:27 PM
Aponogeton and Lillys abyss57103 Beginner Planted Aquarium 10 09-13-2009 07:37 PM
Hybrid Aponogeton Bulbs GW Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 07-06-2007 01:20 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 PM.