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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 11:42 PM
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Are they beginner plants? Like java fern? Also, somehow my hornwort might be dying again and I use seachem flourish.. T-T

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 12:23 AM
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I currently have 4 lily bulbs from Walmart. Started them all at the same time, only one has roots forming. Giving the other 3 a little bit longer to see if they are just being late bloomers...lol.


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I couldn't really say if they're beginner plants. I bought them because I really wanted a lily XD If you've got a light that can support plants, they should be ok. One of my aponogeton and one of my lilies is growing in a tank with only a plant light, no fertilizer (algae issues currently) and they're fine.

@Hopeseeker: That might not be a root. Mine have always formed leaves first, then put out roots ;)

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A tip for all those growing the Lily Bulbs, they are very large plants, they will take over the surface of the water. I grew mine in a 5 gallon and it now serves as shade for the entire tank. I cut it back every week too.

I would recommend this plant for at least a 20 gallon tank to see it in its true glory otherwise you will be cutting it back to give your other plants a chance at life.

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I agree. Sometimes they're dwarf lilies, though (mine are) so they're a bit smaller. I do know someone who has one in a 55 gallon. Also, if you ever have to uproot the lily (for whatever reasons) the roots will take over the tank as well. I had to pull mine up recently to do a massive cleaning job on my 6.6 gallon, and it looked like a freaking monster. The bigger the tank you can put them in, the better.

The aponogeton's aren't too bad, though. I love their crinkled leaves, and the darker shade of green.

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what kind was it?
The lilies.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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