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looking4roselines 07-20-2011 12:56 AM

Emergent Photo Journal
 
I have accumulated an extensive amount of plants in my emerged setup over the years. As some of you may already know from APC, most of these plants are cryptocoryne. But recently, I've developed an interest in rare anubias and bucephalandra sp. as well.


Pictures will follow in a bit...

hydrophyte 07-20-2011 02:35 AM

Can't wait!

looking4roselines 07-20-2011 04:01 AM

My setup is not ascetically pleasing but it is functional. There are currently four containers, all plumbed together into one sump for easy dosing and water change.

Another reason why I had the setup the way it is is because I am also a real sucker when it comes to fungus strikes. So, whey they hit, all I need to do is change the pvc pipe to elevate the water level to skim them out into the sump. Or, I could do the same when I want to grow something completely submerged.

Here is the 55g - mostly crypts:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/...729618ff_b.jpg


30g - mostly anubias:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/...53b6bdbe_b.jpg


2 X 18g rubber maid tubs:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/...9c0ec2e5_b.jpg


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/...b4d2b2d5_b.jpg



I will take some individual pictures when I repot some plants this weekend.

looking4roselines 07-20-2011 04:03 AM

mean while... can you guess who this spathe belongs to? It just opened up this afternoon.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6011/...c90e6de7_b.jpg

looking4roselines 07-24-2011 08:08 AM

Here are some anubias I have collected so far. Some of these are aquarium strains but most cannot be grown submerged in the long run.


Anubias coffeefolia
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6141/...76bcae21_b.jpg


Anubias Minima
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/...4b465153_b.jpg


Anubias pynaertii --- true rare gem
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/...866d3cbd_b.jpg


Anubias sp Gabon 1
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/...3a8340f8_b.jpg


Anubias sp Gabon 2
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6011/...862b588c_b.jpg

looking4roselines 07-24-2011 08:11 AM

Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/...8b6f9418_b.jpg



Anubias barteri var glabra
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/...29deec51_b.jpg


Anubias barteri var nana
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/...2424d1cb_b.jpg



Anubias nana x gabon
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/...5802aebb_b.jpg

Anubias barteri 'Keglya' Hybrid caladiifolia x glabra
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/...2181aa0c_b.jpg

looking4roselines 07-24-2011 08:14 AM

Anubias heterophylla
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6128/...308f3d04_b.jpg


Anubias barteri var. nana albo variegata cv. Marbled
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6150/...9babb771_b.jpg



http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6128/...7962b851_b.jpg


Anubias undulatus
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/...c1e7dc50_b.jpg

dbLbogie 07-24-2011 08:44 AM

I never hopped on the crypt collectoritis train, but your anubias collection sure looks like it might be in my near future.

Wow fantastic thanks for sharing !!

snausage 08-03-2011 11:27 AM

Of course you're the first person I've seen on here with anubias sp. Gabon. You know if it flowers?

xJaypex 08-03-2011 11:50 AM

Awesome setup, so you keep you're humidity really high?
Any tips on how to prevent/ rid of bga looking algae in the substrate? I seem to be getting it alot in my set up.

hydrophyte 08-03-2011 03:58 PM

Wow those are some great Anubias that you have there.

looking4roselines 08-03-2011 04:12 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I don't check the humidity level but it looks like it is always on the low 90/high 80's.

For any fungus or this black slime algae (not sure what this is) issues, I raise the water level by swapping out the pvc pipe when either one of these gets out of control. The slime algae and fungus will float and skimmed to the sump. I'll take a pic of this later. I also have pond snails in there that will eat the algae and give back nutrients to the plants at the same time.




Quote:

Originally Posted by xJaypex (Post 1465840)
Awesome setup, so you keep you're humidity really high?
Any tips on how to prevent/ rid of bga looking algae in the substrate? I seem to be getting it alot in my set up.


looking4roselines 08-03-2011 04:19 PM

I had one of the Gabon (2) bloom few weeks ago. As for the first one, I haven't seen it bloom yet. I only got a piece of rizhome when I got the plant but I am sure it will bloom eventually.



Quote:

Originally Posted by snausage (Post 1465835)
Of course you're the first person I've seen on here with anubias sp. Gabon. You know if it flowers?


hydrophyte 08-03-2011 05:04 PM

Hey have you looked at acquiring any of those odd little SE Asia rheophytic aroids like Piptospatha, Aridarum and Schismatoglottis?

CobraGuppy 08-03-2011 05:17 PM

Goodness ! What a beautiful collection of Anubias you have there :)


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