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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello!

I am just getting started with converting my tanks over to having live plants! So far I've had luck with Anacharis
(the one bunch has multiplied into many!) and some of the lily bulbs are beginning to sprout (from a pack of bulbs from Walmart!) I believe that all of my tanks would be considered low-moderate light. None are running CO2.

If you have any clippings or know of somewhere that supplies inexpensive plants, please let me know!
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Re: Looking for Some Easy Plants!

I have had good success with the bulbs. Some very strange plants pop out sometimes. Other plants you might try are Vallisneria, Java Fern and Camboia. Java Fern grows well floating or rooted. Cryptocoryne is pretty but more of a challenge. I suggest that you try a variety of plants and you will find one or two that likes your tank.
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Re: Looking for Some Easy Plants!

I've got some of the 'hybrid lily' bulbs that are looking good still, but most of the 'hybrid aponogeton' bulbs seem to have gone bad :( I'll send them back to the company when their time is up!

Today I picked up a different brand of packed aquarium bulbs, and I'll see how they do, too! There are supposed to be lilies, onions, and aponogetons!
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I'm new to this, and had a lot of luck with mine

30g., with a secondnatunre whisper power filer (C), 1 Heater,Gravel sup. 3 Ornaments. 2 Black mollys,2 spotted tetras ,2 Tequila Sunrise Delta Guppy, 2 Red Wag Platy, 2 Silver Mollys, 10 White Clouds,& 1 Catfish ? Black& Gold ,Plants- Anubias barteri , Elodea densa

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30g., with a secondnatunre whisper power filer (C), 1 Heater,Gravel sup. 3 Ornaments. 2 Black mollys,2 spotted tetras ,2 Tequila Sunrise Delta Guppy, 2 Red Wag Platy, 2 Silver Mollys, 10 White Clouds,& 1 Catfish ? Black& Gold ,Plants- Anubias barteri , Elodea densa
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Re: Looking for Some Easy Plants!

An update:

Only one of the 'hybrid aponogeton' bulbs turned out to be viable, but it is growing well despite it's dead friends! One of the hybrid lily bulbs looks to be sprouting, as well!

The above bulbs were bought from a walmart, though, so I think they were really old!

The two packs of bulbs from a petsmart are doing great, though! A week younger, and most of the aponogetons are sprouting!
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Re: Looking for Some Easy Plants!

nice to hear! hope they keep growing for you!
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By what I understand the bulbs don't like to be buried but prefer to be more on top of the gravel & put their roots down.

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Re: Looking for Some Easy Plants!

I placed my bulbs in a plastic net and weighed it down , so they would rehydrate faster. After two days, I let them free to travel wherever they wanted. It seems to have worked great! The petsmart bulbs have all sprouted save for the two lillies!

I'll take a pic of some of them and put it up
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