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Re: [APD] Aponogeton madagacarensis

>I purchased some aponogeton madagacarensis & aponogeton henkelianus plants
from my LFS, I checked the bulbs before planting and they were firm and
appeared to be healthy, I have put them in pots containing a mixture of
laterite/clay and a small amount of peat& fertilizer, covered in fine river
gravel, the tank is a 2'x12"x15", the water conditions are ph 6.8, GH 50
ppm, KH 0, temp 21c. the plants have produced 3 small leaves (<1") each in
the past 2 weeks, is there anything that I can add to the water or substrate
to help the plants grow and not go rotten and die, as I have had this happen
>Any help / suggestions would be appreciated.

Until the bulbs are growing they're prone to fungus, especially imported
ones. I stick mine in
water until they start shooting up leaves; if they get fungus, dip them in
peroxide for a few seconds,
brush the, with your fingernailes then throew them back in. Eventially
they'll stop doing it.


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