Hey guys i was wondering what plants you have gotten to or know can flower. Id love to do this, which plants can do so and are easy to do with? any special needs for this?
wow how did you get the anubias nana to flower? any pics? im assuming it flowered under water correct? pretty sweet stuff..Error said:I have flowered Aponogeton madagascariensis repeatedly (and gotten seedlings) as well as A. ulvaceus. Last summer Egeria densa flowered in the tubs I set up outside. Cabomba caroliniana and Anubias barteri var. nana are others that have done so in my tanks.
ahh thats very interesting..i didnt know most all plants will. Id like to get some plants that will flower above the surface..(ermersed?)jppurchase said:We keep a number of types of plants in aquariums, mosses, ferns, etc.
By far the largest group of aquatic plants are botanically referred to as flowering plants (angiosperms). So, most aquarium plants WILL flower. The trick is to find out if the individual species will flower while submerged or if it only does so emersed.
wow thats sweet!! and this can all be done without co2 injection?JanS said:Okay, here are a couple of the Crinum flower.
One thing I learned is to let it come out of the tank when it wants. I tried to make it stay in and the light browned a few of the edges.
my tank willl is a low light non co2. 80 watts over a 55gallong long. which plants would u recommend for my setup. I was looking at Zosterella dubia,JanS said:Thanks.
I was going to say it was C02 injected, but that was last winter before I had the pressurized on the tank, so it is possible without it.
As we speak, there is another bud forming on the same plant, but it doesn't look as healthy as the one from last year, so maybe they do better without C02??? :???:
tanganyikan tank eh?? :razz:jcolletteiii said:I bought this sword a few weeks ago. It was just floating about in another tank setting this 'infloresce'. When I planted it, it had 2 more budding 'babies' attached to it. Planted them, and they're off like weeds. Not sure exactly what variety of Echinodorus it is, but it does flower. Looks like just 3 sepals developed on these submerged buds, but I didn't look all that carefully.
Not an impressive flower, but... I hear that if they grow up out of the water, the flowers are small and white.
Its a mixxed Tanganyika/Malawi tank. Only 2 from Tanganyika: N. brichardi, and N. Leleupi. Malawi: Pseudotropheus crabro, P. lombardoi, M. chipokae, and a yellow lab. Here's a pic of the Melanochromis chipokae - I think it's groovy looking.Bavarian3 said:tanganyikan tank eh?? :razz:
im keepin a malawi tank myself. Thats a great looking sword you have. what kind of setup do u have?
good lookin fish, although im not much a fan of melanochromis and their behavior :neutral:jcolletteiii said:Its a mixxed Tanganyika/Malawi tank. Only 2 from Tanganyika: N. brichardi, and N. Leleupi. Malawi: Pseudotropheus crabro, P. lombardoi, M. chipokae, and a yellow lab. Here's a pic of the Melanochromis chipokae - I think it's groovy looking.
The tank is a 30 tall (29), caves in one corner, piece of driftwood in the other. Plants are (so far) the big swords, a patch of E. tenellus, and Java fern on the drift. There will be quite a bit more when I figure out what I want.
Yeah on the CO2. The tenellus is taking off kinda slowly. Battling algae mostly right now. The fish seem to all be picking it off the leaves of the swords, though. Yeah, melanochromids can be a little pushy, although the Neolamprologus brichardi is currnent king of the tank.Bavarian3 said:good lookin fish, although im not much a fan of melanochromis and their behavior :neutral:
Are u injecting Co2? how is the tennelus doing? i may try keeping some myself..good to see the fish arent shredding any of the plants either.