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hello everyone can you give me some names of plants that flower or send there leaves up to the surface


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Aponogetons, all of them. Sword plants. lily's like Nuphar, Nymphaea or Nymphoides, In shallow water pipeworts, hairgrasses. Deep water Vallisneria. Many stem plants will grow to the surface then produce aerial growth and flower.

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...and that is where the open tank concept comes in beautifully.
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thanks for your replys, does the african tiger lotus produce flowers


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thanks alot WfxXx,
is it difficult to get the tiger lotus to flower as i have just ordered 5 of them for my tank.

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Wow! 5! How big is your tank?
You can also refer to this http://www.aquaticquotient.com/phpBB...c&start=20

Lotus are root feeders so just make sure you have enough base fert and maybe supplement with fert sticks. If you look at the photos, all the leaves are emersed leaves and this is a requirement for the lotus to flower. If you cut the emersed leaves and let the new leaves remained immersed, the lotus will not flower.
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My aponogetons put out two flowers... very similar to SMurphys avatar.

Even though my tank is a deep one (24 inches), the flower stem was 30-40 inches.

The flower never wanted to grow out of the tank. The one I forced out of the tank soon turned yellow.

Do some flowers prefer to just "float" ??
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[quote="zmzfam"]Wow! 5! How big is your tank?

hello pal, felt silly just buying 1 plant of the net so i had the five plant package.my tiger lotus came today lovely and red the only thing is they are very small and delicate will the stems get thicker and stronger.




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they are very small and delicate will the stems get thicker and stronger.
they will provided there is enough base fert. alternatively, you can supplement with fert sticks. That's what I did and now the leaves are bigger and it is throwing new leaves constantly. The immersed leaves can get quite big.

Here's a link to Oliver's Knott lotus pic http://www.pbase.com/image/20761679 for size comparison since you have 5.

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Just to give you another example... the leaves in my tank reach a foot length.



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