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Old 04-30-2005, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a pack of Aqua Plant bulbs at Petco today. I was curious of how well they will grow, so I thought what the heck I'll give them a try. The pack has 4 bulbs 1 each of a Water Lilly, Onion, Barclaya & Aponogeton.

Has anyone else tried these bulbs?... If so, will I be happy or disappointed?

How do I tell which end is up ...Looking at the pack it is obvious on one of the bulbs because there is some plant left on the end, but not on the others.

Is there a way to tell which bulb is which plant by the shape of the bulb?



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I am an Aquatics CAS at a lowly petco. The big perfectly round bulb is the lily, the smallest, more tube shaped with lots of hairs (think a coconut right off the tree) is the apon. The onion has some plant sticking out. and the barcalya is the remaining one.

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if any of them float when you first add water, give them a little squeeze underwater so they'll sink. Floaters, 99% of the time, don't sprout. I usually start them out in a shallow dish of water in a window sill untill they start sprouting (takes about 1-2 weeks in my experiance for them all to sprout) before planting them in the tank root side down.
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Thanks alot scitz, you have been a big help.



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