Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DeRidder Louisiana
walmart dry bulbs journal
On Sunday, May 15th, i decided to buy a package of both sea-life, inc apongeton bulbs and the dwarf water lily bulbs. between the two packages there were six bulbs. i just dropped them in a ten gallon tank with 2 cfl bulbs in the stock fixture and a 20 gall aqueon hob on the back.
sea-life inc guarantees that they will replace any defective bulb that fails to sprout if you ship it back. i figured for $7.14 i could have 6 plants in 30 days or any or all of the 6 could be resupplied to me by the company as long as I kept the receipt and shipped both the receipt and bad bulb/bulbs.
so after 24 hours, i checked on the bulbs and one sprouted. all of the bulbs had sunk. I figured at least I will have one plant right.
at 48 hours I had another bulb sprout. that's two. yah!!!!!!
then at 3 days later i noticed two of my bulbs are growing white mold. they actually have hair growing on them. yuck. maybe those two are duds.
today is day six and I have a third bulb sprouted. the one that sprouted first has a 1 1/2 inch green shoot and the second to sprout has 2 1/2 inch sprouts. the three that were growing mold are still very nasty looking but i will give them the 30 days before I use the 30 guarantee.
at the end of the first week, i will post some pics and we can see some progress of the bulbs (both good and bad.)