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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Hybrid Aponogeton Bulbs

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I bought these bulbs 3 days ago from walmart. Its say in can grow to 6" to 8" in 15 days!?
Well im on day 3 and im worried that my 4 bulbs arent going to grow!

Anyone that is reading this ever used hybrid aponogeton bulbs? I wanna know how long it takes for it to start sprouting? My bulbs arent even sprouted outta of the seed yet! BS!

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oh one more thing i actually have a bulb that is cracking open. does that mean its sprouting? ha idk anything about these plants =/
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Lol They said it CAN grow to 6" in 15 days and thats when they have sprouted.

They usually take a weeks or months to sprout, so just wait.
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ok ill wait
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Blech. I bought those Walmart bulbs and they just turned to disgusting stinking mush in my tank. Others have had success though.
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I bought something like that sold as "betta plant bulbs" at petsmart. Only 1 of 9 sprouted and is growing well, but you can send them back if they don't grow in 30 days. The one that did sprount took I think 2 weeks or so to start growing.

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Only a few of them will sprout, they will sprout leaves first, about 3-4 leaves, and then shoot out roots, I recommend you just let them be once they root, so place them where you want them to grow.

The bulbs that grow white deposits on them are no good, chunk them as soon as you see them.

It takes about a week to see sprouting, after that depending on your lighting and everything else, they take off, I had 2 in my 55 low tech, sprouted and grew very slow. Although I have 2 in my 20 gal high light DIY CO2 EI dosing, and they grow extremely fast. I would say 4 inches 24 hrs. Pretty plant. PITA with the unusable bulbs.

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Ive had great luck with those bulbs so keep watching you will probably see growth soon.
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Does it help if i but the bulbs in a baggy and place it in my window? Does it grow faster?
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Well, they may grow eventually, but if you would like to have them grown already than go to a petstore where they sell them in a pot or something. Petsmart here sells them in a pot.
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A good way to jump-start bulb sprouting is to wrap them in a moist paper towel and put them someplace warm for a few days.

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Well, they may grow eventually, but if you would like to have them grown already than go to a petstore where they sell them in a pot or something. Petsmart here sells them in a pot.
Really!? I will look for those next time im there.
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mine didn't sprout at all so i threw them out it had been more than a month
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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ok so i had theses bulbs for almost 2 weeks. I had to throw away 1 (smelt so bad!). But so far nothing has sprouted =( Sucks for me.
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I just put 2 packs in my tank; I am holding the company to the Guarantee. I am saving my receipt and will mail in the failures. Hopefully they will be good in the customer satisfaction area and send me boatloads back.
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