Early start for a Canna- fish tank

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chrismc
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Early start for a Canna- fish tank

Post by chrismc » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:23 pm

Just wanted to show something i've done as a half hearted experiment. I was given some Canna warscewiczii seeds by a rather splendid fellow on this site recently and have been itching to get started in growing them. I was doing really well in holding back until next year until i found a rouge seed hat must have fallen out of the packet on the floor in my kitchen.
I'd recently modified my aquarium to allow me to start some biological nitrate removal with some Cyprus which failed this time (i need the roots to be deeper in the tank). I therefore decided to chip and bung the rouge in the aquatic substrait used for aquascaping and see what happned.....this is a week later.

NB a tank shot has been included for those interested
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Re: Early start for a Canna- fish tank

Post by musa_monkey » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:09 pm

oooh i like the fish, I kept all kinds at one time or another but never got around to Discus :D

Getting back to the plot, so that was fully submerged for a week at around 25c ?

I am just about to start mine off, i tend to start them at xmas time. This time i am starting them in a bag for a change at around 25 to 30c after chipping and soaking for a couple of days.
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Re: Early start for a Canna- fish tank

Post by chrismc » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:46 pm

No they werent submerged. the base of the aquatic pot rests about an inch in the water at the top of the tank with the remaining 5-6 out but soaking up water by capillary action....the substrate remains wet and warm though the tank water the proximity to the tank lighting.
Seems to have done the trick (fish wise i love my discus but i love my stingrays more ...at the bottom of the picture)


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Re: Early start for a Canna- fish tank

Post by flounder » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:58 pm

Strange thing about 'rogue' canna seeds. Found 5 underneath my pc desk this week ( doesn't get hoovered often enough) :roll:

Yep love the stingray.........closed my tanks down recently after I lost Brian the plec :cry:
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Re: Early start for a Canna- fish tank

Post by call » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:58 pm

ive got six tetras :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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