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Re: Sea-life Inc Bulbs
I grew 100% of the plants I now have in my 30 gallon (seen in the pic) from bulbs. They started out in a 10 gallon with standard aquarium gravel, standard hood lighting, no fertz or CO2, and an undergravel filter. I lost 6 of the 10 bulbs I bought to rot but I left them in the tank as bio-matter for the other bulbs. I had 4 take root - a tiger lotus, a sword of some sort, and 2 wisteria. It took between a month (for the wisteria) and 3 months (for the tiger lotus) for the bulbs to germinate. It took an additional year in the 10 gallon with only the addition of LeafZone and root fertilization tabs to grow them to about twice the size of LFS plants.
I used them to seed my 30 gallon tank, then with the addition of T5HO lighting, CO2, dry fertz, and plant-specific substrate, the tiger lotus put out another bulb, I parsed off the wisteria and have planted every tank I own with its saplings, and done the same with the sword. In an additional year with all the supplemental plant stuff I've added to that 30 gallon, I'm running a veritable jungle in there.
This is with 10 Sea-Life Inc. Bulbs. If you think cycling a tank takes patience, you're in for a long wait with those bulbs my friend.
ClearForLife 10G Acrylic, 6 HET rasboras, ~80 RCS, 3 otos, various snails. Ludwigia repens, various moss. Eheim 2211 Canister, 50W heater, Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 17W LED.
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