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Planting for tubs
May 14, 2011
12:21 pm
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Matt
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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.

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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.

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May 14, 2011
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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" />

May 14, 2011
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Hmm cheers Colin. Do you think a 100% organic, universal potting compost with a layer of gravel would be ok?

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May 16, 2011
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Hi Matt
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

May 16, 2011
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Thanks Nigel, I've been reading that clay-based soils might be preferable?

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May 16, 2011
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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?).

May 16, 2011
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Thanks Dave, not sure that's vallis as it grows emerse?

The compost we have contains coco-fibre - is that good or bad? /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

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June 3, 2011
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Anyone?

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June 4, 2011
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Hi Matt
doing a bit of light reading and coco is neutral ph and doesn't hold nutrients well so it should be good for your tubs as i shouldn't overload them when submerced,looking at it in our local garden centre there is still some lumps of fibre thet the fish might use as spawning medium

June 6, 2011
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Hmm ok thanks Nigel. Still got the plants just sitting in water at present so may wait until next visit for the garden centre. Really don't want to risk anything with these new fishes. /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

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