I recently started up a new aquarium, I have small gravel and planted around 6 bulbs half way into the gravel, its been about a week and no signs of sprouting, but there is a white kinda film/mold growing on the bulbs.. is this bad?
Leave them above the gravel until they have sprouted, then put the sprouted side facing up when you put it back underneath the gravel. If you leave them where they are then they will rot. And maybe they have sprouted, but sprouted upside down so you cant see them. but take them out of the gravel for sure!