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Bucephalandra "Brownie Brown"
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Bucephalandra Belindae - Really excited about the very tiny daughter plant coming out of the roots!
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Bucephalandra "Copper Leaf"
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Eriocaulon Parkeri
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Eriocaulon Aquaticum - This plant was not happy for a very long time, but is starting to send up some new growth.
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Eriocaulon sp. "Kimberley" - Sending up a flower! The bud is so tiny I can't get my camera to focus on it, but you can see it coming right out of the middle of the plant.
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post #37 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 03:18 AM
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VERY NICE!!!

Would you tell us about the lighting, type, time?
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for the b belindae, the leaves can dry out easily so dont let your humidity levels drop too low.
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for the b belindae, the leaves can dry out easily so dont let your humidity levels drop too low.
I agree the Belindae is the only buce I have lost, the humidity dropped briefly and it crashed and unlike a lot of buces with nice rhizomes like shine green and sanggau which recover from losing their leaves the whole plant just melted away, I want to try it again so nurse that shoot to a nice plant and I would love to trade for it..
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Would you tell us about the lighting, type, time?
Lighting is a single 24W T5HO Hagen GLO 6700K bulb in a 24" Current Nova Extreme fixture. I was running (2) 24w bulbs, but it was too much light. I only have the bulbs about 9" off of the substrate, however the acrylic/saran wrap covers fog up and block a whole lot of that light intensity.

I run 12 hours on, 12 hours off. I like to give days of shorter exposure from time to time; this is an old trick that George "Doc" Abraham taught me years ago when I used to work for him. He said it used to tell the plants that it was cloudy. I also talk to my plants, and that was also something he recommended

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for the b belindae, the leaves can dry out easily so dont let your humidity levels drop too low.
Thanks for the heads up. Humidity hovers around 85%, and I mist with pure RO water twice per day. I'm curious to see how it does for me.

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RukoTheWonderDog "however the acrylic/saran wrap covers fog up and block a whole lot of that light intensity."

Interesting!~ Our Emerssed tanks are very similar, I went from Saran wrap to a glass top and I just don't feel I have the same growth out of my plants. Humidity/Air temps are in the same range so I you think it's the light that's the factor.

I agree with the occasional "cloudy day" or short day with lighting for plants and fish.
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Update:

The growth has been explosive in these tanks; I have so many daughters/runners that I had to setup another 10 gallon. I'm running out of room. Some of the crypts are actually sending runners into the other pots.

I now have mutiples of C. Bullosa, C. Hudouri, C. Ideii, C. Zukalii, a ton of lutea & wendtii (Mi Oya & Florida Sunset) plantlets, every Erio, and some of the buces as well.

The only plant to give me a hard time so far is the C. Uenoi....it has hardly grown at all in weeks.

Ive added another 8 species of crypts, buces, & erios and also have been experimenting with sphagnum moss and Hydroton. I will have updated pictures soon.

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We won't believe you unless you post some pictures!!!


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Very nice collection Phil!
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