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donk232 replied the topic: Re: lily pads?

Little update they seem to be doing well I expect the 2nd lily pad to be completely up and open tomorrow.



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jnet replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

they sell lillies all time on ebay and I too have thought of getting these but was unsure about lighting as I dont have my lights on too much, I dont think they will grow also I like my water right to top of tank and so I would never see lillies as my lids would cover them. I would just see roots which dont get me wrong I think looks amazing as well but I could then go for any floaty plant.

Anyway keep us posted of progress with lots of vids and pics; Also hes not commented but I think Askhammatt was going to get lillies not sure how much he looked into or how far hes got.

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Just for people who don't like links.

They look good! I hope mine do as well - I'm getting it over the weekend (if all else goes well)
Did you pot them, or are they just on the substrate? What intensity lighting do you have? (these are really just for information's sake.
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donk232 replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

they came in a "ready to grow" mesh pot the instructions were just throw in your pond. so no repotting or anything, i had bulbs in the substrate but they didnt grow. As for lighting its just what came with the hood i bought. 4 25 watt 4' florescent tubes. and i add co2 booster every day to every other day.

@jnet, I also have the water level high and the only real view i get of them will be the bottom, i was actually looking for floating plants but couldn't find any (other then online). i still see them when the lid is open but that's really only for feeding/tank maintenance.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

nice plant and I'm glad you have it with an O showing it is possible !!

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There is now 4 lily pads (1st one looks rough) but 2 are reaching for the surface now.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

is this right b4 your oscar jumps out of the water and eats your camera lens lol JK :P

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donk232 replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

ehall67 wrote: is this right b4 your oscar jumps out of the water and eats your camera lens lol JK :P

more like right before she noticed i wasn't putting food in the tank and swamp off
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

hahaha!! no doubt def a oscar mood lol

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Matt replied the topic: Re: lily pads are growing

That's a neat idea, never thought about doing lily pads before

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