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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Bucephalandra Emersed and Submersed Tanks

Objective: To compare growth of similar species of Bucephalandra (numbers of new leaves per month).

Emersed tank:
-10 gallon
- Temp 76-78
- Lighting LED 450 Lumen
- Fluval Shrimp Stratum in Coconut pots
- Humidified with mineralized water spray x2 daily
-17 species of Buce + Crypt Striolata + Crypt Spec. Indonesia

Submersed tank:
- 5 gallon
- Connected to a 10 gallon Shrimp tank through a bridge
- Same water paramenter
- DIY yeast CO2
- Lighting: shared a 36 inch 78 Watts natural light 6500k with the shrimp tank


Result....On going
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:42 AM
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Nice plants! Love those buchepalandra! :3
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my experience with em'..they grow tad faster when grown emmersed..

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I think so too. Seeing them put out 2-3 leaves (Melawi) per month compared to 1-2 leaves growing submersed.
However, I like the gold powder leaves of those grown submersed!
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You can easily grow all of them in much simpler conditions, I use storage boxes clear/with clear lids. They have some air circulation, but not much.

ADA soil, I'll mist them with EI dosed tank water maybe 1x a day or 3-4x a week.

I set them maybe 1 ft away from the edge of lighting.
Temp's around 70F.

They do quite well.

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