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i got those ''betta bulbs'' from walmart .. i've had them before. and i think they are calll aponogeton bulbs. anyway most of the time they cam up as tall plants. but now i got a set which look larger than normal bulbs. and these have came in as what look like a red tiger lotus. these are very smalll now though. I have 2 that are most green and a little red and one that is a deep red....how much lighting is need in a nano tank for these and do they need co2?
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most bulb plants will do fine without co2 addition.
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You just got to love tiger lotus, they are awsome... As for you question, Co2 wouldn't hurt, and some where close to 3wpg should be fine.... Your biggest concern is how huge that thing is going to get in that small tank :shock: ....


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I agree, the more light the better with the Tiger Lotuses. IME - the higher the light the shorter and denser the plants stays. You can get creative with it and pluck any of the leaves that get too big for your liking. This way I keep mine short and dense. Its a great plant that can a lot of abuse and a wide range of conditions IME. But, it still might be to big for a nano tank.
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Tiger Lotus are heavy root feeders. The bulbs are perfectly round and black. The plant can be removed easily from the bulb, in fact often times it comes off the bulb by itlself. Put nitrogen and mineral tablet in the gravel under the roots for quicker growth. The more light and C02, the larger and faster the growth will be, but you have to feed this plant.

Aponogetons can not be separated from the bulb, and without a fertile substrate they will stop growing once the nutrients stored in the bulb are depleted. With moderate light, C02 and good fertilization, All Aponogetons grow to be very large plants with leaves over 2 feet long. If your plants stay small, then they are not getting enough nutrients or light and will eventually go dormant and never grow back.

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tiger lotus at walmart? woohoo!

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