Phyllanthus Fluitans Flowers!

October 11th, 2006

Last week, I ordered a few new compact flourescent bulbs from AHSupply to replace some old ones over my 54G. Previously, I had always had 6700k bulbs over that tank, and I always thought that the tank was a little bit off in color. So, this time I decided to mix one 6700k bulb with a 10,000k bulb.

Phyllanthus Fluitans Flowers! 10/11/2006
Dozens of tiny phyllanthus fluitans flowers

Phyllanthus Fluitans Flower - 10-11-2006Now, I’ve had phyllanthus fluitans in this tank for 2.5 years. Basically, we had an agreement: I did nothing, and it grew like crazy providing the rainbowfish shade, and sucking up any excess nitrates. One of my goals for the pond this past year was to get my “red-root-floater” to flower outside under the full sun. It turned bright red, but never a single flower. So, anyways, I opened the lid to the tank this evening to feed the fish, and low-and-behold, dozens of little white flowers are sticking up from each phyllanthus fluitans leaf. These aquariums never stop giving me nice surprises!

3 Responses to “Phyllanthus Fluitans Flowers!”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Cool, how is the rest of the tank with the new light. I got some at the meeting at Roberts and it has been flowing! Its amazing what a little light will do.! Keep it up and post an update to the 75!

  2. Kris Says:

    The rest of the tank is looking pretty good. I actually tore the whole thing down, cleaned it up, and replanted everything. I’ll post updated pictures of both the 54G, and the 75G soon enough. 😉

  3. Lolly Says:

    Good pictures of the tiny white flowers too! They are very cute 😉

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