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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Aponogeton boivinianus rotted?

my Aponogeton boivinianus was dying, when i decided to changed things around my tank a very bad bad smell came out of the gravel. i just thought since my tank has been set up nearly 3 years (and this is the first time I was attempting to change the gravel from reg pea size gravel mixed with flourite with eco complete) that it was suppost to smell a little funkie. but when i pulled my Aponogeton boivinianus out!!! i looked at the bulbed and man it was rotten!!! so bad i had to toss it out.

has anyone had this before? should i go back to my backyard and maybe able to save it? (i highly, highly doubt it after that smell)

accourding to my research it is a aquatic plant, right?

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It took me several tries to find a good boivinianus. The first 5 or so all rotted before even acting like Aponogetons. When that happens the bulb is dead.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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thanks, i'll keep looking for more. though that was the first time i seen one at my lfs since i started this hobby ~3yrs ago. maybe aquabid might have some.
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Rotting aponogeton bulbs have to be one of the worst smells in the world. I think the only thing I've smelled that was worse came out of a tupperware of unknown food that had been sitting in my fridge for several months.
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huge plant!

I bought this plant (a bulb with a few wrinkle leaf) a few weeks ago by impulse and now feeling like I had bought an Oscar for my tetra tank: In just a few weeks, the bulb sprouts about 6 more leaf that are 2 feet long, go up to the surface then curve down to touch the gravel (I have it right under the HOB filter. Tank is 46 gal bow front, with 96W CF). The leaf are about 2.5 to 3 inch width too!

A beautiful, majestic plant but too big, even for my 46 and 55 gal tanks...

BTW, after all of these grow, the bulb still does not show any long root that would attach to the gravel.
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A lot of you are misinformed about Petsmart. I currently work there and at our store we do all the price matching from websites and other companies. We also call other stores for the customer and get their price and match it. Our employees that work in the fish and small animal section know a lot about fish and a lot of the things like the amount of salt that is put in the tank is company policy not store policy... so it irritates me when people say that the employees working in the fish department know nothing about fish, when there are a lot of stupid corporate rules that cannot be changed... Also people who routinely bring dead fish in cannot buy new fish unless their water is checked and up to expectations. So we do care about animals and their well being, and not just out there for profit only.
Is this posted in the correct thread? No one in this discussion mentions any chain petstore.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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Is this posted in the correct thread? No one in this discussion mentions any chain petstore.
You sure you posted in the correct thread?

Did ya delete his post?
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You sure you posted in the correct thread?

Did ya delete his post?
That's why I quoted his post. So when he came back and deleted it, I wouldn't look like I was talking to air.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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BTW, after all of these grow, the bulb still does not show any long root that would attach to the gravel.
Yes, mine also likes yours. It still doesn't grow any long root

I bought this plant from Tropica distributor in Indonesia.
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I have heard some differing facts on this plant. Do they suppose to go through a dormant period or can they continously grow? I just put one in my tank. I think they are definatly one of my favorite plants with thier beuatiful leaf structure. They are just too big for most, I cant wait to transfer it to a 150 tall (31" high) when I get that tank up and going. Definately to big for my 75g.
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