View Full Version : ??? Somehow I am not killing all my plants ???

01-19-2010, 06:32 PM
I was doing my every other day water change on the wild discus today and I noticed this:


Wow and all I do is put a few tabs in there, and give it very very low light. Usually all my swords just whittle away and die.

Also is this a runner or is it going to flower? I wasn't planning on doing anything, but should I keep my lid open or does that matter? (And I never thought I would take photos just focusing on a plant...)

Larry Bugg
01-19-2010, 07:25 PM
Best way I can answer that is with a picture.


01-19-2010, 07:27 PM
So runners. Still propagation is much better than my norm.

01-19-2010, 09:09 PM
Awesome, Kevin! Time to join in on HAP!

01-19-2010, 09:54 PM
OMG! Kevin is going to have his first flower for HAP points. That is a flower spike, I leave mine in the tank, they grow up and under the lid, the flowers bloom, then little sword plants begin to grow. If you leave the little swords attached to the spike, they will grow big, drop roots into the water, and I have even had the plantlets send spikes with more plants.

Way to go!

01-19-2010, 10:13 PM
Cool. Never thought I would get so excited about a plant.

01-21-2010, 12:36 AM
Cool. Never thought I would get so excited about a plant.
Ahhh - And so, it begins!

01-21-2010, 01:09 AM
I have never seen a plant grow so fast. Today it is already hitting the top of the tank. (That is ~5 inches in 12 hours.)

01-21-2010, 10:58 AM
from another bare bottom tank guy to another .... I'm also starting to like plants and switched one of my 90 gallon tank to a fully planted tank. yes, not just pots ... substrate, T5 lighting and all. Now in the process of looking for a CO2 system and will probably order from Green Leaf Aquarium. It's just a never ending drain in the wallet but I'm enjoying.

** I put 4 discus in the planted tank and they both paired up so I have eggs all over the place. 2 clutches from discus and 3 from blue rams.

01-21-2010, 11:15 AM
Cool. Never thought I would get so excited about a plant.
It's about damn time!

Congratulations!! Now all you need to do is repeat this with another 20 species and you'll be a HAPMaster. :) I'd highly recommend Nymphaea species for their beautiful flowers.