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Lindsey88 12-12-2007 11:33 AM

bulbs from walmart
 
Has anyone had experience with the bulbs from walmart? the box is labled live aquarium plants and it says they are Hardy Apongeton bulbs. I put the 5 of them in my 10 gallon aquarium which has a 10 watt fluorescent bulb. I have room for another bulb so I will get another soon. I also have a java fern. On the back of the box it says:

Live plants are essential for a well-balanced aquarium. Apongeton bulbs are one of the easiest aquarium plants to grow. They thrive in almost all water conditions. Just drop the bulbs into the aquarium and watch them grow (6" to 8" in just 15 days). As the roots develop, the plants anchor themselves or can be planted in the gravel for faster growth.
The lush green leaves provide a rich, natural background for any aquarium.
Provide them with at least 8 hours of light a day for fastest growth.
In 3 to 4 weeks your plants will have white and pink blooms. These can be cut off to promote steady plant growth.

It also says if any bulbs fail to grow you can return the bulb and proof of purchase and they will replace it.

Unrulyevil 12-12-2007 11:39 AM

they are all the same, from wallmart or not. just dont bury them in gravel. and be patient.

verbosity 12-12-2007 12:17 PM

Does anyone have a picture of a success with the bulbs?

Lindsey88 12-12-2007 12:25 PM

I will take some pics if they grow. I'm hoping they will. They also had some kind of lilly bulbs there too but I just wanted to try one kind to see if they worked.

herefishy 12-12-2007 12:35 PM

I purchase some about a year or so ago. They all grew and are still in my tanks. I never did get any Pretty pink flowers, thogh. Plants are very healthy looking. Good price.

blueblue48 12-12-2007 06:49 PM

hey lindsey i have the same plants, i put one bulb in a 2.5 gal and its floating right now. like unrulyevil said, let them float and be patient, mine has been in for a couple of days (and has sunk to the bottom??) and is just starting to grow a small main white root from the bottom.

Lindsey88 12-12-2007 07:51 PM

Thank you. Mine have been in there for about 24 hours and all have sunk. 3 Sunk right away but the other two floated for about half a day. I don't see any roots or anything coming out of them yet.

blueblue48 12-12-2007 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lindsey88
Thank you. Mine have been in there for about 24 hours and all have sunk. 3 Sunk right away but the other two floated for about half a day. I don't see any roots or anything coming out of them yet.

mines been for maybe 3 days and all its got is a small root. i take it there slow growing plants :o

Unrulyevil 12-13-2007 08:54 AM

plants are always slow growing. its not going to turn in to fullblown plant in 24 hours so be patient. We talking months.

teh13371 12-13-2007 10:03 AM

i think i have the same kind of bulbs as you. ive had them for a month, and i had 3, only one grew, and it reaches across the tank now. the other two sat there and grew algae. leave them in for like half a month, and if they dont have any progress, take them out. [/u]


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