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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 00:21

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Post  MRTom on 2014-02-20, 00:35

Wait... what? Did you photoshop that on there? What??? What is that? Whaaaaaatttt!!!!!???!?!?

ShockedSuspectconfusedscratchaffraid WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT?????
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 01:01

MRTom wrote:Wait... what? Did you photoshop that on there? What??? What is that? Whaaaaaatttt!!!!!???!?!?

ShockedSuspectconfusedscratchaffraid WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT?????

Pretteeee ffllowwwer  Very Happy 


A big straw like tube has shot out of the middle of my Tiger Lotus and flowered Tom. NeatO, hu?!
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 01:03

Can you see the thread on the left side diagonal to the bottom left? I had to rope the stem and pull it over so it would clear the tank support .
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Post  Killybeys on 2014-02-20, 01:04

That has to be one of the coolest planted tank ive ever seen! What a beautiful Flower!

Side note: I was scrolling through your pics and saw you also have a south american bumblebee catfish, They are so cool when you can actually find them haha
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 01:25

Killybeys wrote:That has to be one of the coolest planted tank ive ever seen! What a beautiful Flower!

Side note: I was scrolling through your pics and saw you also have a south american bumblebee catfish, They are so cool when you can actually find them haha

Thanks Killbeys! 

The bubble bee cat does hide all the time but he has a feeding routine which involves him coming out of his hole and forage under the Tiger Lotus. I then get to see him for just a brief moment.
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Post  Killybeys on 2014-02-20, 01:48

fishNAbowl wrote:
Killybeys wrote:That has to be one of the coolest planted tank ive ever seen! What a beautiful Flower!

Side note: I was scrolling through your pics and saw you also have a south american bumblebee catfish, They are so cool when you can actually find them haha

Thanks Killbeys! 

The bubble bee cat does hide all the time but he has a feeding routine which involves him coming out of his hole and forage under the Tiger Lotus. I then get to see him for just a brief moment.

It makes it more cool when you do eventually see him! i had 2 and i didnt see them for weeks. When i finally found them they had grown at least half an inch it was crazy how sneak they are haha
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Post  MRTom on 2014-02-20, 01:57

Wow, so that flower is, what? 10 inches wide?
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 03:03

MRTom wrote:Wow, so that flower is, what? 10 inches wide?
You know, I thought that very same thing when I was researching photos on the internet before the plant bloomed. The pictures made it seem the flowers where 4-6 inches in diameter. And they very well may get that big but this flower is maybe 3" in diameter. Same size roundness as a silver dollar maybe.


P.S. I pressed the +1 on accident , lol. Darn mobile, the quote and + button are super close together....
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Post  MRTom on 2014-02-20, 03:09

Looks are very deceiving, still, a 3 inch flower in a tank is huge!

And lol on the +1 Smile I'll take a vote any way I can!
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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-02-20, 03:24

That's amazing! I've never actually known anyone who was able to get their tiger lotus to flower (in a fishtank, no less!) Congrats, Chad!! What beautiful growth, too! Smile

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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-02-20, 08:39

Breathtaking! Wow Wow Wow
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 09:38

Spot On - Thanks guys! 
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Post  Betty on 2014-02-20, 10:33

Nice job!  Woot Woot  How long will the flower last?
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 14:25

Betty wrote:Nice job!  Woot Woot  How long will the flower last?
1st lotus flower for me Betty, I'll update this thread when the flower stars withering.
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Post  hobbyorobsession on 2014-02-20, 17:51

Very nice.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-02-20, 23:59

hobbyorobsession wrote:Very nice.
 Spot On - Thanks!! 
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Post  jrmakawoody on 2014-03-01, 12:38

props to you, I tried to grow a tiger lotus...failed miserably lol
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-03-01, 12:43

jrmakawoody wrote:props to you, I tried to grow a tiger lotus...failed miserably lol

If only you knew the back story to this plant. The original bulb this plant started from is now 5 years old. Before this huge plant became what it is, it has grown a bit, melted, over and over for the past 5 years. The original bulb just rolls around my tank periodically sprouting (every few months). So I say, dont let die off stop you from trying again if you really want it Smile
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Post  jrmakawoody on 2014-03-01, 15:07

I will try again someday...I have been considering starting fresh in my 20 gallon tall. Maybe I will try a tiger lotus as the centerpiece.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-03-18, 20:47

Wow, another bloom. Guess who like Finnex LED's? Tiger Lotus plant now takes up about a 3rd of the floor space in my 7' tank.
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Post  MRTom on 2014-03-18, 21:23

Congrats!!! How long did the last flower last for? Is it still going?
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-03-18, 21:43

The other flower lasted about 2 weeks before the center of the flower started drying up. I finally clipped off the stem about half way and let the rest of the stem deteriorate in the water. This time I may collect pollen to experiment with the NEXT flower. If you pollinate a fruit flower, it fruits. If you pollinate a flower, it seeds, and or propagates in another way.... Right? Or, if I collect pollen from a purple or red flower from outside and put it on a white lotus flower, would the next flower be a hybrid color morph?

Or am I putting to much thought into this? LOL!
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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-03-18, 22:02

Usually a flower flower will produce seeds when pollinated. some don't though 0.o they propogate by root bulbs or something like that instead. If you used pollen from a different flower color but cross-breedable plant then the seeds the two together produce will be a mix depending on how the color gene works could get whites, could get the ones from outside or could get a diluted red or purple XD
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Post  jrmakawoody on 2014-03-18, 23:05

You should read up on Gregor Mendels experiments with pea plants.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-03-19, 00:11

Thanks KaraWolf Smile I'll mess around with it see what happens. This plant is starting to get a bunch of babies under the main plant. Some with bulbs attached.


I'll check it out jrmakawoody. Always can use some good reading b4 bed!
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