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Old 11-10-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
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What is that sticking out of my Aponogeton ulvaceus?


My 2 Aponogeton ulvaceus seem to be doing just fine in their new home of one week.

Each has a long, long thing growing out of it. They are so long, they float along the water's surface. They look like some kind of reed, the end is segmented and then gets thinner at the tip.

What are they? Do you have to trim these off every so often or what?
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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It is a flower - if you leave it you'll see not the most attractive flowers, but flowers nonetheless.
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It is a flower - if you leave it you'll see not the most attractive flowers, but flowers nonetheless.
Wow. Well, thank you, Piscesgirl! They're fairly homely right now, I almost snipped em.
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They're fairly homely right now
hehe - too funny! At one point, there was a strong floral smell with some of mine, but that hasn't been the case recently.
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Yup. Flowers can be either white or pinkish in color, but looks great nonetheless.
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Old 11-10-2004, 01:23 PM   #6
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They grew up out of my Girlfriends tank and a few weeks later we have little baby Aponogeton everywhere "i mean everywhere every crack in the gravel,stuck to the filter, floating, on plant leaves, and on top of each other" it has created quite a carpet for the moment
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:17 AM   #7
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I have an Aponogeton natans that has been flowering like crazy! I hope I have the same luck as you jad with your Aponogeton, Mrk442!

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It was the oddest thing. It's a relatively new tank and i came in one day and these little spikes of green caught my eye a week later they where everywhere seem to be growing great really pretty bright green. We even had to move the tank when they where about an inch tall just uprooted them all moved the tank and stuck them back in the gravel. They are are growing like champs heck the ones that i missed and are floating in the water are growing and bright Green and this tank has a plain gravel substrate "large gravel" no ferts or anything just some guppies in a 40 gallon breeder and a 96w CF "beast" hoping they will produce bulbs before they get to large and than i can rotate them out giving them breaks every so often.

When it first happened it honestly did not click what they where right away i had never seen anything like that before the tank went from 4 or 5 large plants to a sea of green almost overnight. I asked my GF what she put in the tank than i spotted the flowers and it dawned on me

Good Luck with yours it is definitely a site to see. Man i love open tops.

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