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Old 04-24-2006, 03:31 AM   #16
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this isnt red lotus related..its doing fine now thanks to you guys

but my anubias have wholes in them.. and they are slowly getting bigger and bigger each day.. ive increased the lighting from 130 watts 10 hours per day to 10 hours per day with 150 watts in a 162 litre tank..

could this be nutrient difficiency related?/ and what should i do about it?

tank parameters are listed above thanks
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:23 AM   #17
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I have no idea about that, bnut my anubias petite has holes too... It seems to have stopped getting more holes though. I think holes were an iron deficiency though. Take my advice with a grain of salt. I'm not too sure about these things. Kinda just started getting INTO the plant business. Before I just watched them grow, then added CO2, then added ferts, then started learning a lot about them, it's an ongoing process
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:05 PM   #18
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Does anyone also know where to buy nympahea red zenkeri? in australia?
"Out of Stock" right now, but this is where I got mine online earlier in the year.

http://www.aquaria.com.au/catalog/pr...oducts_id/4895
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:26 AM   #19
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how do you make your fish stop eating your plants??

something keeps nibbling the stem and leaves of my lotus!! do discus, pearl gouramis or apisto trifasciatas eat plants??
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:26 AM   #20
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I've got my tiger lotus in with two oscars and so far they've just pruned the occasional damaged leaf, which is a lot better than I expected.
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:35 AM   #21
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Mine has leaves bigger than my hand and shoots surface leaves quicker than i'd like it too. When i got it, it came just as a tiny bulb is a mass pack of plants - i didnt even know what it was. So i just threw it in the gravel, burying it partly and 4 weeks later it's this huge thing! Gorgious plant
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:53 PM   #22
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My Red Lotus has been very strange lately. It grew like mad for a few months. I let the stalks get to the surface and it produced one huge white flower. The leaves were gigantic and varied greatly in color, it was beautiful. Ever since the flower died and I cut the stalk back, however, since then it has produced a ton of leaves, but no flower stalks. All of the leaves quickly develop holes and rot away. It hasn't even tried to send a leaf to the surface. At first I figured it was the stress of flowering and that it would recover after a short time, but it's been about two months and it's still doing the same thing. The odd thing is that I haven't changed any water parameters in the slightest. All of my test are normal. The only thing I can figure is that the Nutrafin fert sticks ran out, but they're supposed to last for a year. Has anyone else had this happen to their lotus!?
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:11 PM   #23
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how do you make your fish stop eating your plants??

something keeps nibbling the stem and leaves of my lotus!! do discus, pearl gouramis or apisto trifasciatas eat plants??
not sure about the gourami, but i know the other 2 dont
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:26 AM   #24
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Dan, When was the last time you removed the bulb?
It sounds to me like you lotus is going dormant. I've had this happen after the flower dies. Gotten to the point that after a lilly flowers, I remove the bulb. This COULD help it .
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Dan, When was the last time you removed the bulb?
It sounds to me like you lotus is going dormant. I've had this happen after the flower dies. Gotten to the point that after a lilly flowers, I remove the bulb. This COULD help it .
Really!? That's good to know, but this one has already had the bulb removed... thanks for the tip though!
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I have read somewhere that if the bulb is removed, it will grow a new one, but dont quote me for it, i cant remember where i read it
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:17 PM   #27
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IME it doesn't need to be buried too deep, nor does it need substrate ferts. I haven't had an issue with dormancy either (but you can stick a bare bulb in the fridge for a week in damp [not wet] paper towel if you choose). The melting if probably a transition the plant is making to your own particular water parameters (happens with a lot of plants after transit). Be patient
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