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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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One of my bulbs are refusing to sink. Is this normal?

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 01:50 PM
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I bought a pack of aponogeton from walmart a few weeks ago. Only 1 of the 4 bulbs grew, but boy did it grow! It was just a few pathetic leaves about 3 inches tall when I left for vacation, but when I came back just a week later it took over. :) I'm kind of glad only 1 of them grew, I don't know what I'd do if I had 2 or 3 of this plant in my 5 gallon.

As far as the sinking, all of my bulbs had sunk right away, but I'd assume if it had been dry for a long time it would take a while to soak up enough water to sink....but then I'm the furthest thing from an expert.
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I have a feeling the unsinking one is dead. Is this possible?

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Floating bulbs are in fact dud bulbs. Usually on the back of the package it will have an address that you can send in your bulbs for a new one.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 11:43 PM
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or just return to the store. I had one that floated about halfway, and it finally sank and grew, and then died with 2 tiny leaves on it. Probably my fault.
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I had them too and they just rotted.

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Ok. Going to return that one.

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