Originally Posted by Tetra1990
I've seen those plant packs there. I've always been leery of them though.
I have bought DHG 2x. The first was about 6-7 months ago maybe a bit longer, grew great but my baby BN pleco kept up rooting it and hiding in it and eventually it all floated off except a few strands.
Then I bought it again to add some into the tank again as he had grown enough to move to the other tank and plant in the planted jar.
Ended uo using a giant DW in the jar which took up most of the bottom space and then the same, I added back a DW to the Edge tank and it pretty much took up the space I had intended to put the DHG.
So it stayed in the little bag, in the cardboard too! lol every day I turn on the lamp above it-25" above from the top of the table, turn it over so it gets good light 1-2x per day, and there were days when I didn't get around to turning it. It was so healthy and green, and just kept growing!!!
Anyway I just got to planting it almost 3 months later!!!
I have purchased 2 Pogostemon Helferi/Downoi. One was super green and health looking couple weeks later bought the other pale hadn't got enough light tiny leaves, but it was not brown/dead looking just needed light. So I bought it and put it under the lamp to green it up, in a week or so it greened and the leaves doubled and looked perfect. There were a few tiny browned leaves in the centers next to the gel. Just picked them out.
My aquatic inhabitants seem to love to eat the Downoi so I don't know what I am gonna do. $8 is an expensive salad snack for them.
Got Staurogyne repens and let it get greener and bigger in the package for the week or so and planted it and it is doing really well, I plan to buy some more of it.
While I was there checking on what they had the had a few things on clearance, I got a ill looking package of Teleantera for 25 cents, there were at least three baby stems which were alive and ok, tiny but I knew I could grow them. In two weeks, they grew bigger and when I separated them, there were 6-7 little and tiny plants (25 cents!!!)
They have a few more I plan to pick up. Cyperus helferi and balanese crypt. They also have Anubias Petite Nana.
Lots of fun!!! They cost 7.99-8+ One store had the same ones for $1 more. I think they may have been in the middle of raising the prices.
Again the light bulb I am using over my snail bowl and planted jar is a daylight 6500K CFL in a pretty table lamp, it took me forever to find (not very available -most here have 3200 or 3400K daylight, I looked for months!!!) it but it was from Ace Hardware, the 2 pack is a good deal.