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post #1 of 15 Old 02-20-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Aponogeton bulbs

I bought some for fun at walmart. Anyone else tried them?

It seems this morning I turned on my light and they had mold... about 15 minutes later they didn't... I think my fish ate it off I see them picking at them sometimes.

Anyways, do u think they might still grow even with the mold if the fish cleaned the mold off?

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-21-2010, 02:21 PM
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You should plant the bulb, with just the top exposed above the gravel. It should sprout within a couple weeks.

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post #3 of 15 Old 02-21-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, the instructions said not to plant them =x... is it normal that they grow mold tho? lol.

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post #4 of 15 Old 02-21-2010, 06:20 PM
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I don't know what "mold" actually is; can you post a photo? As for planting the bulb, bulbs should be planted; tubers and rhizonmes not. My aponogeton bulbs are all in the substrate. When you say the instructions, which nursery is it?

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post #5 of 15 Old 02-21-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Walmart.com: Sea-Life: Plants Aquarium Live Aponogeton Bulbs Pets, 1 ct: Fish

bought em at walmart. But uhhh I can't really get a pic atm. It's usually right when I wake up. Then when I turn the lights on and the fish slowly wake up, after about 5 minutes they eat it all up. O.o but it looks like a clear fungusy type thing... But w/e if it dies it was only 4$ though I wish they did live. I have plenty of live plants coming int he mail soon. :) Though those bulbs dying isn't really a good sign for my luck with my plants. D:

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post #6 of 15 Old 02-21-2010, 10:59 PM
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Those bulbs are not a bad sign for your tank. I think you just got crummy bulbs from a place that probably had them on the shelf too long. I bought some bulbs through aquariumplants.com and they are doing fantastic. I liked them so much I bought some bulbs from Petco. Withing a few days they also had a fuzzy growth on them (much like you are describing), which luckily my betta did not eat. I took them out of the tank and man, they stunk. Not all bulbs are going to be good quality. Heck, when I purchase oriental lily bulbs for my garden the attrition rate is 3 to 9. The plants that you have coming will be of good quality, you'll be a good plant keeper. :)

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post #7 of 15 Old 02-22-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, ok. Well if they get old it says I can mail them back to the manufacturer to get new ones. The reviews said the manufacturer was very generous about giving out new ones. And your probably right. I doubt they fly off the shelves at walmart... didn't think about that. I'll give them a couple more days...

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Ah, ok. Well if they get old it says I can mail them back to the manufacturer to get new ones. The reviews said the manufacturer was very generous about giving out new ones. And your probably right. I doubt they fly off the shelves at walmart... didn't think about that. I'll give them a couple more days...
Let Walmart return them to the vendor, you shouldn't have to do it. Take them back to the store and request a refund. That's what I did and they gave me my money back.

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Let Walmart return them to the vendor, you shouldn't have to do it. Take them back to the store and request a refund. That's what I did and they gave me my money back.
Oh, ok, didn't think of that either XD. But how will I get my bulbs then? :o Well I guess I don't really need em since my plants come soon. It was just an experiment. ;o

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Oh, ok, didn't think of that either XD. But how will I get my bulbs then? :o Well I guess I don't really need em since my plants come soon. It was just an experiment. ;o
On your next plant order (there's always a "next" plant order) you can add some bulbs. I'm getting ready to order some more myself so maybe I'll have to add a bulb or two for you. You are literally right around the corner from me. I'm in Carlsbad. :)

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