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GGROWING plant!

i have a aponogeton ulvaceus that has been growing pretty fast, i think. i noticed that it had a stem that just kept growing and would stop, so i opend the lid of my tank to find that it seemed to want to grow out of the water..

now look at this. wat do i do wit it now?
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Congrats. You got a flower. If you dont want it I guess you can cut it off.


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Thats cool its just hangin out


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just cut it off. i did that all the time to my apogentons. they will just keep sending more. or keep it under the light, let it flower, use a paint brush to polinate it and then let the seeds drop and have a bunch of them

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Lol, I know what you mean. I bought some cheap aponogeton bulbs from Wal-Mart and threw them in my 10 Gallon plant harvest tank, not thinking they would do anything. They all sprouted and began to grow so quickly. Within 1 week they were flowering and outgrowing the 10 gallon. I took them out and threw them in my 55 gallon to give them more room to grow and accomadate the flowering stocks. After 6 months of letting them grow, some suggest that you remove the bulbs, cut off all the shoots, and place them in a plastic bag in the fridge for 3 months. Apparently they require a rest period and if you do this they will grow again when you plant them. These are great plants. I found these and the Hygrophilla Corymbosa compacta plants are proving hardier and easier to grow than even Anacharis, Java ferns, java moss, and anubias. My 55 gallon is like the "Pet Cemetery." The fish are all alive and doing well, but very little grows despite a good substrate, lighting, ferts, and more recently C02 injection. Like, I said the Hygrophilla and Aponogeton seems to like this 55 gallon tank and are doing really well.
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oh thats cool, i think its dying now though. it seems to be getting weak.
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I've never personally tried it, but I was told that you can polinate with a paintbrush and then tie a little panty-hose bag over the flower to catch the seeds when they drop. I'd love to know if that ends up working for anyone else!


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Your picture inspired me to go to my LFS today and pick up a bulb of this. I also bought a natans. Looked nice so I thought I'd give it a try as well. Very nice plant! If mine flowers I will definitely try the pollination method.
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