A friend has very kindly gifted me a few plants for my Aphanius tubs. There are some dwarf Nymphaea lilies plus three unidentified ones (he did tell me, I can't remember...). Any ideas what they are? Also any tips on what kind of substrate is best to plant them into? They'll be potted, obviously.
Also a pic of the A. transgrediens tub which already has two pre-potted Nymphaea I bought the other week and are now growing well. These tubs will be upgraded for larger, more durable models soon, the idea being that some fry might survive in with the parents.
I have only ever used garden soil with my ponds plants and then a layer of gravel to keep the soil in the tub... not had any problems but i guess that would change with soil types?
ID will be easier with flowers, for me anyway /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
July 28, 2009
As long as there is no added moisture retainers or slow release ferts,and does not alter the water chemistry too much you can use what ever you like. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
The sudden release of nutrients will give you an algae bloom till it evens out
June 28, 2008
sorry Matt, not been around this weekend (for obvious reasons!!)
The last one looks like a Hygrophilia variant. The middle one looks like crinum but doesn't have the onion at the roots, so maybe vallis gigantea, a long shot would be a long leaved variant of Hygrophilia corymbosa. Does it have prominent 'veins'?
The first looks like a very leggy Heteranthera zosterifolia (or possibly eustera stellata?).
July 28, 2009
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