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I'm starting new in this species, what setup and parameters you have to have it healthy and what are the species with red and blue-violet colorations. Thanks!
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I have Bucephalandra in 2 tanks. 1 tank has med - high light co2 ei fert dosing. The other is a Fluval spec tank stock light, no ferts. They grow in both tanks. But show better colors with higher lights. Many buce plants if not most of them will show blues, purples,reds pinks with high lighting. They grow slowly but surely, the mini species grow even slower.


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I have mine in low-tech tanks. One tank (33g) has no heater and diffused window light- buces look good but grow so slow I hardly notice any change. Other tank (10g) is med light no c02, I dose ferts weekly (currently using ThriveS) w/a 50% wc they grow at a steady rate in here and look nice, I have been able to take trimmings and spread them out. The ones I have planted in substrate seem to do better than those I have tied onto hardscape. Third tank (45g) I have is low light, no c02, I dose just potassium and iron, no substrate but I added leaf litter as it breaks down I'm sure the plants feed from that some (I see their roots adhering to the leaf fragments). In here my buces are all growing on mopani wood, they look good but growth is slow- it took 6 months to see a new leaf. So: I think they are very adaptable, they actually do pretty well in all of my tanks in spite of the variables, just different rates of growth.


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