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Anubias Nana Flowering!!

I came home from work today to find one of my Anubias nana plants flowering! First time I have seen this and thought others may want to see it also.

I wasn't sure what it was at first so I contacted the "anubiholic" bsmith782.





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ph= [email protected] start & [email protected] end
temp= 82
ferts= 1/4 tsp iron 3x week
1/8 tsp kh2po4 3x week
1/8 tsp k2so4 3x week
1/2 tsp kno3 3x week
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co2= 30ppm?? Dc is always green and plants are pearling daily.

Sorry in advance for the quality of the pics but I am not a photographer and only have a basic 4mp digital camera.

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Its a beautiful sight that have never been seen by my eyes!

Congrats!!!


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Didn't you buy that from me? I think I remember selling you some a while ago. Congrats, keep it up and there will be lots more to come


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Didn't you buy that from me? I think I remember selling you some a while ago. Congrats, keep it up and there will be lots more to come
I believe I did get that from you along with 4 others that are still in my tank. Thanks alot bigstick120! As you can see they are doing very well. 2 others are growing on that same piece of diftwood.

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I thought so! Thats what happens when you get nice healthy plants

Mine flower pretty regularly, in fact I have 1 or 2 on the way right now


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I thought so! Thats what happens when you get nice healthy plants

Mine flower pretty regularly, in fact I have 1 or 2 on the way right now
Cool! lol..... They are healthy plants.

Does the flower eventually fall off or die?

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It will wilt up in a few days, I usually trim it off after that.


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Nice work Preston! Glad to see it's flowering for you.. now if I could just get my plants looking as healthy as yours lol
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Nice...and like it was said rest assured that there will be many more flowers to come. Just wait till u get several flowers at once!

However, u have a severe case of GSA going on in there. IMHO 260watt for a 55g tank is a bit excessive. U could easily cut it down to half or experiment with lowering your photoperiod - in addition to increasing your KH2PO4 dosing to 1/4 tsp...

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I wonder if flowering has to do with light intensity??? I have a ton of Anubis in my 55g with a super weak 20w t-8. The plants grow fine enough just no flowers.

bigstick120 what are your lighting conditions?


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My anubia are flowering too right now. The oldest bloom is starting to green from a biofilm, but its been 2-3 weeks. They last really long.

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I have high light in all my tanks, I dont think its related to lighting, just happy plants.


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Nice...and like it was said rest assured that there will be many more flowers to come. Just wait till u get several flowers at once!

However, u have a severe case of GSA going on in there. IMHO 260watt for a 55g tank is a bit excessive. U could easily cut it down to half or experiment with lowering your photoperiod - in addition to increasing your KH2PO4 dosing to 1/4 tsp...

Enjoy.

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I don't run the full 260 at any one time.

10am-3pm front 2 lights 130watts
3pm-8pm back 2 lights 130watts

Are there any other opinions on maybe increasing kh2po4 to 1/4tsp?
I used to run a mid day burst(260watts) and have since stopped doing that and the gsa has slowed dramatically. I think what you see may actually be from that time period. Although I still get a little on the glass. Could increasing po4 help with this?

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I have high light in all my tanks, I dont think its related to lighting, just happy plants.
And by happy you mean...... growing, robust coloring, not diying??? If so I would say mine are happy just not flowering.

And actually he got that NANA from me.


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Im not real sure what triggers it, I have heard changes in water chemistry may cause them to flower.


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