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Old 03-22-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Plants not growing in desk bowl


I have a bowl setup at work. Heres the spec:

Walmart bowl
Walmart lamp with 6500k bulb

Eco complete
Dwarf hairgrass
Staurogyne reopens
And some unknown plant


I have it setup for about 1 months now. The hair grass is not taking off at all. I do see some roots but thats it. The s repens are growing some what.

I dose excel and aqueon plant foods

No fish.

Light is on 9 hours a day.


Is it because its lacking nutrients?









Any help, suggestions would be appreciated




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Old 03-23-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Give it some time, it's hard to wait, I know!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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That is a cool bowl! What is the wattage of the light? It might be too much without ferts, What I would do, is dirt the tank, and once you stabilize the tank, add a couple of small fish in there for fertilization, I think this would look really neat. But, you've got to take it slow. For more info YouTube "dirted tank" or walstad tank. You can make it a self sustaining ecosystem
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I meant to say without ferts and co2 injection
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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The light is 11 watts.

No heater during the weekend & night at the office so it can be around 60F .. I guess I can find some fish that could tolerate a little colder water and see if fish poo will help
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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I'm also using an 11w 6500k bulb on my bowl. My plants are growing very well under it. I have the bulb directly over the top about 3in from the water.

I do have different plants and substrate however.

Many plants will grow at different rates relative to temperature, the low temps may account for the slow growth.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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Seeing any growth yet?
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