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Old 07-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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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...

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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Can't wait!
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:01 AM   #3
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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:



30g - mostly anubias:



2 X 18g rubber maid tubs:







I will take some individual pictures when I repot some plants this weekend.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:03 AM   #4
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mean while... can you guess who this spathe belongs to? It just opened up this afternoon.

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Old 07-24-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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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



Anubias Minima



Anubias pynaertii --- true rare gem



Anubias sp Gabon 1



Anubias sp Gabon 2
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:11 AM   #6
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Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia




Anubias barteri var glabra



Anubias barteri var nana




Anubias nana x gabon


Anubias barteri 'Keglya' Hybrid caladiifolia x glabra
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Anubias heterophylla



Anubias barteri var. nana albo variegata cv. Marbled







Anubias undulatus
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:44 AM   #8
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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 !!
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Of course you're the first person I've seen on here with anubias sp. Gabon. You know if it flowers?
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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.
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Wow those are some great Anubias that you have there.
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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.




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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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:19 PM   #13
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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.



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Of course you're the first person I've seen on here with anubias sp. Gabon. You know if it flowers?
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:04 PM   #14
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Hey have you looked at acquiring any of those odd little SE Asia rheophytic aroids like Piptospatha, Aridarum and Schismatoglottis?
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Goodness ! What a beautiful collection of Anubias you have there
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