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post #21 of 28 Old 02-28-2010, 10:37 PM
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That lotus looks great. Yes they love to shock. Worse then the crypts in my opinion. Austin, yes you can buy red tiger lotus bulbs but there is a problem I have seen doing that. 95% of the bulbs are not red tiger lotus once sprouted. They are usually the dwarf lily (Nymphea Stellata) or a green tiger lotus. I have ordered hundreds of supposedly red lotus bulbs from overseas and state side plant farms and only a handful of them actually turned out to be red tiger lotus. Most were the green tiger. We do not offer the lotus bulbs because we can not guarantee that is what the bulbs will turn out to be.

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post #22 of 28 Old 02-28-2010, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Natalie, do you suggest putting the red tiger lotus in the corner like you did? I put mine in the center of the tank. wondering now if I should move it if it grows that large....
Neither one (nor the old nor the new) actually sits in any corner each of them is about uhm 1.5ft away from any side of the tank. I'd not wanna plant it in any corner where its possibly to shaded, i keep these spots for like Java Ferns and alike.

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Hmmm....I put mine smack dab in the center of the tank. If mine grows like yours did, it'll surely cover the rest of the plants around it I'm sure.....hmmm....might need to come up with a new spot. I'll take pictures tonight and post them. Maybe you can suggest where to place it.
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post #24 of 28 Old 03-01-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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I'd leave the freshly planted stuff alone for a while now and once things start growing/ filling out and you get a better "feel" what grows at which speed in your water you'll get a better idea what to place where

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post #25 of 28 Old 03-01-2010, 10:16 AM
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Ok that sounds good. Once everything starts rooting and growing and filling in, will I be able to safely move certain plants if I want to?
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post #26 of 28 Old 03-01-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Yea give them some time to develop in your set up maybe something like 4-6 weeks see how things look then, what grow quick what doesn't, how things look to you and then decide how to move them around. Problem is with newly shipped & planted plants, if you keep on moving them around let's say 1x week they have no chance to root down and develop so growth is slow and / or you'll see plants disagreeing with it by melting on you.

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post #27 of 28 Old 03-01-2010, 10:48 AM
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The Red Tiger Lotus is my favorite, and that one of Natalie's is gorgeous. I've seen mine grow from just 3-5 leaves( of which i had to trim 3 off after a week). But after the initial shock mine has been growing like crazy. In exactly 2 months i now have 14 leaves!! There are now 3 daughter plants around the original plant. I just read this post and had to chime in, since it was about my favorite plant/
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post #28 of 28 Old 03-01-2010, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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You may want to observe over time how they grow out. My old one was pretty tall & bushy and daughter plants pretty much had no chance on the lower parts as they didn't receive any lights. So nowadays to avoid any issue like that I space them out when they're about 1-1.5" tall to where they'll get enough lights.

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