All about Aquarium
A hybrid plant, various garden forms which are widely distributed throughout the world.
Grown water Lily “Sea rose” in small artificial ponds . Very beautiful flowers, of various colors. Cultivation in the aquarium is possible, but this water Lily leaves less beautiful, than other nymphs. In the aquarium you should use a fairly large container with a large surface area of water. The water level should be relatively low (not more than 45-50 cm). In winter after flowering water Lily growth slows.
To contain the “marine rose” you can have a warm and moderately warm aquarium . The suitable plant temperature is from 20 to 30 °C, optimum 22-25 °C. in Summer, during the growing season, the temperature can be raised to 26-28 °C, in winter it is better to reduce to 20 °C. water Hardness should be small, less than 6°. In alkaline water, the plant develops a little bit worse than in acidic or neutral. For acidification of water can be added to the aquarium peat extract. Nymphaeum prefers old water, so water can be a substitute infrequently.
Lighting should be very bright. The plant is useful to direct sunlight. For artificial osveshenie to use fluorescent lamps type LB and special fitolamp. The thickness should be around 0.5-0.6 W per 1 liter of the aquarium, or about 2.5 W per 1 dm2 surface area of water. Incandescent bulbs should be used for supplementary lighting to increase the proportion of red-orange rays in the spectrum of illuminators. The length of daylight is desirable for 12-14 hours.
For nymphs a very important character of the soil . It should be quite nutritious, contain a lot of silt, clay, charcoal, you can add a little peat. In the cultivation of “sea rose” in the pool it is advisable to plant it in individual pots. At the bottom of the pot is poured pebbles and sand, then a mixture of humus, sod of earth and sand (in equal amounts), in which the plants are planted. Top this nutritious soil poured a layer of sand and pebbles. To apply in the aquarium as the soil is garden soil, humus, compost, as it causes changes in water chemistry and may cause poisoning of fish. A layer of soil in the General aquarium should be at least 5-7 cm, and the substrate is better suited to small pebbles.
In the aquarium plant is most often propagated vegetatively . In the axils of the old, floating leaves are formed the young plants, which after the formation of 3-4 leaves and roots of the lobes can be separated and planted in the ground of the aquarium.
Water Lily seeds propagated relatively rare . although it is quite possible. Under favorable conditions, the plant blooms in the summer-autumn period. Flowers you can pollinate with a soft paintbrush. Seeds are sown in a separate bowl with sand, covered with water, and kept at a temperature of 25-28 °C. They germinate in 5-8 days. After the formation of 2-3 leaves seedlings dive and transplanted into large containers. After the formation of 4-5 large leaves they can be planted in the common ground of the aquarium or into individual pots.