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    Default Madagascar Lace Plant Seedlings

    I'm after some advice on growing the seedlings of the Madagascar Lace Plant

    I've got the seedlings to germinate (See below), but now what?
    I've got a nano with C02
    I've got other tanks with bristlenose & SAE in them

    I'm looking for my next step, to get them to grow on

    Thanks in advance



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    You have a nice lot of mozzie larvae coming on too

    normally the seeds are planted into a fine substrate like sand and allowed to germinate in or on the sand. The roots can then grow into the sand. As they grow you increase the water level to keep them covered. Add some plant fertiliser to provide them with the food they need.

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    There was someone on the forum who was doing this on a mass scale with photos! Just can't remember whom. Maybe do a search....

    Also any pics of the mother plant and tank?

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    It was Mirek (mirekA) I think.

    Yep.

    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ain?highlight=
    Last edited by Cryptocorynus; 08-04-18 at 12:12 PM.
    Rainbowfish, Cryptocoryne, Echinodorus

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    Thanks for the help guys
    I'm having a read of the post now

    Mozzie larvae make great fish food, lol

    The mother plant is in a 2nd hand 6 foot tank, planted in brunnings propagation sand, with gravel on top
    No ferts, other than the waste of the 100 or bristlenoses in there & some shrimp to clean off the algae


    Last edited by norfs; 10-04-18 at 05:51 PM.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Nice work . I think the best thing to do is send some to me
    Last edited by Chris.B; 09-04-18 at 01:44 PM.

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    btw how old is that Illumagic light?

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    it's a ledzeal
    A few of the leds have gone out or faded
    i've had it a few years

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    The seedlings have been planted for a few days
    I'm hoping a few will survive



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    They're looking good !!!

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    A bit of an update

    I successfully killed the original lot of seedlings
    They were in a container with a few holes & I splashed some fertilizer directly into the container
    They were all dead a few days later (This is the best explanation I can come up with)

    On a brighter note, I've got several more flowers & more seedlings :-)




    This lot did their own thing while I was away for 3 weeks
    The shot is through the glass of the 2nd hand tank, which is not very clean


    I've got a few seedlings from the last batch planted in a tub in a 3 foot tank
    The tank turned green while I was away, so there are no pics of my 2nd batch until it clears up

    I've moved one of the seedlings to my nano with co2
    We will see how that goes
    Last edited by norfs; 11-07-18 at 09:04 PM.

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    Get some advice from Grubs if you can.

    Good luck with the babies this time around!

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