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hi,
ok so had some time yesterday and i was having a nose on ebay
for a bargain!!!
well i came across this plant
thai onion plant it says grows fast just plant it in tank in gravel fine
wont harm fish/water etc
so i had one well three actually
now im wondering have i jumped the gun here are they ok?
so has anyone heard or tried these??
they will be going into my new tank 5ft and i`d be angry(with myself)
if i messed it all up
as my reading are all where they should be and i can start thinking
of adding some new fishes lfs here i come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for any replys
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sorry julie, Ive never heard of them,bit out of date with real plants, but I,m sure you,l find an answer soon. gud luck with the tank.
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Read this http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres...WaterOnion.php
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thanks dano
had a read think even i can cope with this,
got to start somewhere with live plants
well here is mine
hopefully when its grown shall try and put
a photo on for you to see
thanks again
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nah, the onion plants will be just fine.

even with the best research and conditions, some plants fail, and others that may not typically thrive, do so in spite of odds.

The onion plants are pretty hardy. Good starter plants. You could also add some anubias plants (low light, low maintenance but grow slowly) if you should care to do so.
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thanks greensleeves
i shall have a look at that one and let you know
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i tried an onoin plant once
the leaves look like giant vals
like 5 really long leaves
it would stream across my whole tank and then some
it was at least 4ft long

i had really good lighting and substrate
then i moved it and gave it a serious trim and it rotted away

next time i obtain one of these guys i wont drisrupt it so much
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ok, thanks
i shall remember that.
onlt trying this plant first never done live plants
so here goes
 


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