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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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How would this do in an aquarium?

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I guess it depends on what kind of tank you have. For example an open top.
IMO you should keep it in a pond.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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There will be about 8" of unfilled aquarium at the top. I'm going for kind of a "little corner of swamp" theme. I'm laying down a carpet of java moss, and that's pretty much all that will be at the bottom. The decor consists of one driftwood stump that protrudes above the surface. The surface will be almost completely covered with floating and emergent plants. I'm hoping the java moss carpet will get enough light, my guess is it will, but growth will be minimal. Which is fine.
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you should try it..only way to find out. It may look nice
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 08:10 PM
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root ferts, room to flower

You can dwarf the bulb by putting it in an aquarium since the gravel is not so rich and not that much room for roots. You'll need to add root ferts. In general, the leaves will be somewhat smaller than the pond planted bulb, but still very large for a fish tank unless you have a large tank.

Just let the leaves all go to the surface, eventually a flower will form. Just be sure the air gap is enough to keep the flower from burning too near the hot light bulb.

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