|11-20-2012 06:26 AM|
The OP has inspired me, I went down the street and got a pack of the "hardy Aponogeton". I think there are about 6 bulbs in there. For 3.50 this will be some cheap thrills. Most of them floated at first, but this brought me back to my youth, where the secret was, the wipe away any surface bubbles, and if there is an air pocket in the bulb(soft spot) squeeze it underwater to force out the air. They all promptly sank, and hopefully in a few weeks I'll have some sprouts!
P.S. I love how some people are still commenting on light bulbs from walmart! Read the threads people!!!!
|11-20-2012 05:46 AM|
|zombieskickass||If you buy them keep the receipt if they dont sprout mail them back to the company to the address on the back of the package, with the receipt and they'll send you back better bulbs i got more back then what came in the package.|
|11-18-2012 07:50 AM|
|Dugsul808||The cfl ones from Walmart is doing well for my planted 3 gallon, I got the ones that were 14 watt, 6500k. It says natural daylight on them.|
|11-18-2012 06:15 AM|
|james1542||I use to buy these as a kid, I liked the Aponogeton best, nice lush green leaves..did amazing in low tech.. i think it's A. ulvaceous. The Lilys always had small leaves for me, and occasionally sent up the pads-not as great as the Apons. Might have to try these again... I seem to remember it took about a month for the bulbs to start growing, and usually a few in the pack would be duds. Floating for a little while is not a big deal, but they should sink after a few days.. Inspect the packages for mold before you buy them!|
|11-18-2012 05:01 AM|
|dprais1||both my lily bulbs are in the trash, just floated for weeks, went soft and much|
|11-04-2012 12:59 PM|
I got a couple lilly bulbs and a pack of aponogeton bulbs about 4 weeks ago.
One lily bulb went mushy after a couple weeks so it got trashed and the other lily bulb finally sprouted a few days ago. It was still floating when it sprouted.
The aponogeton bulbs have done nothing but are still firm. Some have sank and some are still floating.
I would just give it time.
|11-04-2012 07:25 AM|
I got two if them about 2 weeks ago. they are still floating around the surface of the tank. they are firm and not soft or mushy.
should I just leave them? I was under the impression they would have sunk by now.
|10-25-2012 07:38 PM|
|10-25-2012 03:53 AM|
|kris66||Ive tried them...they are ok. If you get a pack, dont plant the bulbs in the substrate straight away. Just let them sit at the bottom of your tank till they sprout. After a couple more days, then you can plant them. Good luck!!|
|10-24-2012 01:26 AM|
Anyways prior to finding this site on some tanks a good while back (we're talking 10 years or so give or take) I purchased a few packs from there...
I got one out of one package to sprout which died quite quickly after, the other pack was full of duds, so I just never tried them again, if you do try them and they work I would be interested to hear it, besides they are only what $3.97 or something?
|10-23-2012 10:54 PM|
|RedseaReefer||Some of you where talking about light bulbs some where actually talking about plant seed bulbs haha|
|10-23-2012 10:23 PM|
|JunJunJenn||All of the lily bulbs sprouted and I love them. As for the aponogeton I had a pretty low success rate and not crazy about them. But if its your only local option you could try.|
|10-23-2012 06:48 AM|
|Kehy||My very first live plant came from one of those packs! I still have my dwarf lilly and its babies. There was an onion bulb that came in the pack too, and rotted, so I threw it out. It's best to start them in a separate container of water in case that happens.|
|10-23-2012 04:05 AM|
You may end up liking them.
If you do get rid of them, be sure to sell or RAOK them on the forum!
|10-23-2012 03:54 AM|
Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks Acro thats what I was looking for. I hope to try sprouting a few of these to fit in the gaps as a cheap option, until I can decide and afford the specimen plants I want.
Thanks also for the reply to xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx.
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