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Dude, wait until they start talking back to you and give you attitude!

Sad to say I melted my Lagenandra. I moved it to a acrylic hex tank I have outside and had it growing under low ambient light, no filter. It was doing fine like that until I decided to add CO2 to the tank. I think the solenoid malfunctioned and I was getting co2 24/7. Gassed all my fish and I guess it didn't like to low pH and melted. I have to go see if part of the rhizome is salvageable.



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Just an FYI my L meeboldii melted as well and all that was left that wasn't mush was a small 1-2mm piece of rhizome and one small leaf, I planted that in my emersed setup and it's coming back strong, it took a while to build a solid root base but now it's throwing nice large "pink" leaves

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Just an FYI my L meeboldii melted as well and all that was left that wasn't mush was a small 1-2mm piece of rhizome and one small leaf, I planted that in my emersed setup and it's coming back strong, it took a while to build a solid root base but now it's throwing nice large "pink" leaves

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Good to know. Just like a crypt.

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Few more pics I snapped tonight. I'm coming to the realization that I will never have a nicely scaped tank. I love too many plants and want to have them all! Collectoritis and scaping don't go well together. Maybe If I have 30 tanks, I could have enough room, then attempt a nice scape. Oh well.....

Double spathes from Bucephalandra 'Shine Green' Sokan 4.





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FTS of 90P just before I hacked everything down and did some rearranging. Pulled up most of the Rotala 'Bangaldesh' on the right side. That thing is a weed!





Updated shot of E. opacus. Broke off one of the leaves when I was scraping algae off the driftwood. Luckily, a new leaf is on its way.

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Wow! It appears that you have become a bucephalandra farmer. Nice job growing them out. Among all of my submerged specimen, I am getting relatively faster growth rates on the shine blue and green compared to other variants. Is this also true for you?

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I do appreciate them more when they are grown in a cluster! Yes, the shine blue and green seem to grow faster than the others. Shine blue more than then green for me. Seems like the 'red vein' is starting to take off also. The Bucephalandra from Kapit grow painfully slow for me.
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Is that c uenoi plantlet behind the shine green?

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Wow, good eye! Unfortunately it's not a plantlet but the mother plant struggling to make a go at it. I seem to have better luck emersed with it. Although it did survive the mass crypt melt I had in this tank. Pretty sad looking huh?
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Wow, good eye! Unfortunately it's not a plantlet but the mother plant struggling to make a go at it. I seem to have better luck emersed with it. Although it did survive the mass crypt melt I had in this tank. Pretty sad looking huh?
As long as its alive, it has a chance to thrive. You don't know how many of these I killed initially before I got the hang of it =)

Try not to move it and let the roots settle. I honestly think this is as easy as any othe r crypt.

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Nice!

Good looking gertrudae, those are Aru II's right?

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Looks great!
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As long as its alive, it has a chance to thrive. You don't know how many of these I killed initially before I got the hang of it =)

Try not to move it and let the roots settle. I honestly think this is as easy as any othe r crypt.
That makes me feel better. I noticed a new leaf emerging today.

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Good looking gertrudae, those are Aru II's right?
Thanks. I do believe they are Aru II's. Sorry I'm a plant guy first and a fish guy second. I love these guys when they display. I think they may be slightly malnourished because I try not to feed too much for the sake of the plants!
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Thanks. I do believe they are Aru II's. Sorry I'm a plant guy first and a fish guy second. I love these guys when they display. I think they may be slightly malnourished because I try not to feed too much for the sake of the plants!
I was a fish guy first and plant guy second, except starting to reverse those roles starting with my latest tank hehehe.

If you don't mind, I have a question about the specs of the tank where you keep the plants that I got from you. They all are growing pretty fast, but the red plants are losing some of the red coloration. I think it may be light needs for the Ludwigia sp. 'red' because the tallest stem that is near the surface is putting out new very red leaves, but the shorter ones are putting out leaves that are green with a reddish cast. I am not sure about the Rotala sp. 'Yao Yai' because it is also near the surface already but new growth has been greenish. Any insight you may have would be greatly appreciated.

I just want to thank you again for these beautiful stems, makes me want to start growing even more different types of plants. Uh oh, what happened to aquascaping...

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