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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 03:20 PM
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I have the dhg and it is healthy it is in a bowl dry start with sunlight and growing great with runners already poking out
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thanks Elppan looks good. now i just need mine to grow
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thanks Elppan looks good. now i just need mine to grow
It grows pretty quick for me, although I get a little light in that corner of the tank from sun sneaking past my blinds as well as my t5ho, so it could be that. I tore it all apart when I got it, cleaned out all the dead stuff (there was a lot) shoved it in my dirt topped sand and hoped for the best lol. I haven't given it any ferts of anything so far either.

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ya i got dirt with sand cap and a high medium light but its only been like 3 days lol. i did pull one up to move yesterday when i was messing with my filter and it had roots so they should start growing good soon.
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post #36 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 06:34 AM
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I work at PetSmart and a few months ago when the packs first came out, I bought a pack of crypts. So far, so good! Key is to make sure nothing is decomposing in the packs. The gel is easy to rinse off. The Anubias Nana in the middle is also from PetSmart, from the tube packages. I have a piece of Mopani that is soaking that will eventually be in the tank.

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post #37 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 03:19 AM
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They must get them from 2 different suppliers? I saw they had teh Top Fin and some generic same packaging of the same plants.

I got the Bacopa and Ludwigia.

Some of them was already mush towards the end, looks like they're all grown emersed from the dirt stuck to it.
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post #38 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 05:27 AM
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Everything should be Top Fin packaging soon, if not already. Out of the two packages I've bought, I haven't had dirt at all. So not sure? As for the suppliers, I have no idea. Most of the aquatic products have switched to Top Fin, which is the store brand. Anything listed under Pacific Dist. is Petsmart.
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I'm getting ticked off they keep going up on the price of these plants. I'm not going to buy from them anymore if they keep doing that bull stuff.
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I'm getting ticked off they keep going up on the price of these plants. I'm not going to buy from them anymore if they keep doing that bull stuff.
Check different stores. I work at one. My store sells them for like 8 bucks a tube, while other stores in my district sell them for about 4-5 bucks. I generally try to pull the dead or dying plants off the shelf when I'm covering the department. Granted I tell most people who are really interested in the hobby to check LFS or specialty aquatic plant stores. Much better selection.
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Me! It grows fantastically!
It was actually the only package they'd ever had of it, the top was missing and some of it was dead, so I talked the manager into giving it to me for $1. It took me over 2 hours of googling to find out what it was.
It grows submersed?

Is it the Joseph's coat variety?

I have some in a riparium trellis, I put it underwater and it started to melt so I took it back out again!
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post #42 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 09:43 PM
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I shoudl take that back on the emersed, I meant grown in some dirt substrate. The packaging says it's a product of Singapore. I guess they import them so I think it can contain any dirt.

The gel is agar and is edible but I wouldn't recommend it. The bacopa had a lot of black substance stuck in the gel mixed with the root I mistaken it for dirt since the water was murky until I opened it today and cleaned it.
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post #43 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 01:47 AM
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I bought bacopa and crypts a while back. They are doing real great. The bacopa are in the back and the crypts are the ones on the far left. You can see how much they've grown from an itty bitty packet by the size of my neon tetra.
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I'm planting DHG right now, splitting up the bunches.
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post #45 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:19 AM
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It grows submersed?

Is it the Joseph's coat variety?

I have some in a riparium trellis, I put it underwater and it started to melt so I took it back out again!
ermmm... Idk? haha check the pic I posted, if you like it I'll send you a few for just shipping, I've got more than I need at the moment!

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