Bolbitus - afzelii - wendtii - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 41
I will be setting up a new 55g tank later this week, and was interested in advice on the plants I've ordered for it. I'd like to know what the best planting method is, and if any additional root ferts are needed.

The plants are:

bolbitus heudelotii
anubias afzelii
cryptocoryne wendtii (red)

I was going to attach the bolbitus to the driftwood, fyi.

Substrate is eco-complete and flourite. Tank will be for Altum angelfish and PH is going to be in the 6.5 range.
asmodion is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 04:21 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 666
Bolbitis likes to be near the oultlet of a filter, so you may consider that when positioning it in the tank.
putty is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 10:25 PM
Doesn't like Kool-Aid
 
Momotaro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Posts: 10,125
Your plan to attach the Bolbitus to wood is a good one. Putty is right about placement of the plant. Put it in the line of your filter outflow. The plant loves to have water flowing across it. It will become a monster in no time! Plant the Crypt in your substrate. Think about where you want it to reside. Crypts are finicky, once they settle into a spot they don't like to be moved. I have never kept Anubis, but I imagine attaching it to a piece of wood or stone should do you right.

Mike

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Momotaro is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 10:44 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,939
I have my Anubias in the substrate "shallowly" and all are beginning to take a good hold and sprout new leaves.
As for the crypts, feed them well in the root base and they will do great......

I dont want to talk about bolbitus right now.... :evil:
Buck is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 10:46 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
George Willms's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rutherford, NJ
Posts: 1,485
I think all my anubias are in the gravel! You can attach them to wood though, just gotta tie or rubberband them on.

George


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
George Willms is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 12:40 AM
Doesn't like Kool-Aid
 
Momotaro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Posts: 10,125
Quote:
I dont want to talk about bolbitus right now....
Having a tough time with the Bolbitus, Buck? Are you sure you don't want to talk about it? It might make you feel better!

Mike

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Momotaro is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 01:45 AM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 423
Is bolbitus appropriate for a small tank (say, 20g), or will it get too large? I'm curious because I've heard it does well emersed. Is it easy to keep on the small side?

^iMp^
^iMp^ is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 02:22 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
aquaverde's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
Posts: 1,410
It took a long while to get comfortable in my tanks. Once it did, I have to say, Mike described it well. Monster. I need to move mine, it's getting too big for the 10. Now taking up almost half the tank.

James
aquaverde is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 02:23 AM
Doesn't like Kool-Aid
 
Momotaro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Posts: 10,125
It is tough to keep small. The rhizome keeps growing, and it keeps throwing off fronds. The fronds can get pretty large. 8" to 10" long at times. I will add a photo to give some reference. You can keep trimming the plant to keep it from getting to tall, but it is difficult to stop the plant from getting long and wide.

Don't be discouraged. Bolbitus is a great plant. It has a wonderful texture and a fantastic color. It is worth all of the effort in my opinion.

Mike

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Momotaro is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wendtii, Bronze (Cryptocoryne wendtii v. ‘Tropica’) Pot (med MollyFan General Planted Tank Discussion 24 10-10-2011 03:28 AM
Crypt. wendtii leaf color ptweet General Planted Tank Discussion 3 03-30-2004 05:36 PM
Anubias Afzelii, Rotala indica, PalmOS Questions Phizmo5 General Planted Tank Discussion 3 01-15-2004 09:49 PM
Spacing Cryptocorene Wendtii BonesCJ General Planted Tank Discussion 2 07-03-2003 12:12 AM
Moving Crypt Wendtii JimmyD General Planted Tank Discussion 7 02-28-2003 03:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome