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post #71 of 246 Old 09-01-2013, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by blackwaterguy View Post
I already have a 36" Odyssea light. I never had any problems with it after a year. It's super bright so has to be raised for a fish tank or else be high other words should be perfect for dews.
Ah ha! Sounds like it will be perfect for a handful of 'dews! One last question... does it have rings to be hung?


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post #72 of 246 Old 09-01-2013, 01:10 PM
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BWG your plants are looking great!

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post #73 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 03:17 AM
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I got my coffee made and things ready to go. So I sit down to look at some pics just to find out they are not here...... We want pics! Please......
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post #74 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I got my coffee made and things ready to go. So I sit down to look at some pics just to find out they are not here...... We want pics! Please......
I know I promised some last night. Got sick though and just ended up going to bed. I took some though tonight and they appear to have come out well. I have to catch up with some of the questions on here first. I'm behind on that, and really behind the forum as a whole.

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Ah ha! Sounds like it will be perfect for a handful of 'dews! One last question... does it have rings to be hung?
We already talked about this, but I don't want anyone hating on me because they think I ignored the CP Queen. They do not come with a hanging kit. I looked on Aquatraders and didn't even see a kit for a dual light.

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It looks great! you're far better at photography than me. and they're all so greeeen so PURTY!
You must be looking at someone else's pictures. That's artistic and I'm not capable of any of that.

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More buces and more confidence - both! ^.^

I might be looking in all the wrong places, but I've seen lots of plant heads on several forums post about their difficulty with growing buces. Granted, there are a lot who say they're cake - but enough nay sayers out there to make me too nervous to buy one. . . yet. I'm thrilled to see you landed in the 'cake' category. Reading your experiences here might get me more confidence, too! Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to try. . .

*luffs cute greenish things*

The pictures, the plants. . . I'm cheering on each new leaf, and it is so good to see all that pretty green so clearly - great shots! The crypts look good, too - and I have to say, for the Crypt (melt) King minus one in six isn't bad! Hopefully it comes back, Nurii is so pretty. . .I can't wait until the day comes when you get a spathe! I'll be so jealous. . . I already am! The buces make me drool, they're gorgeous! Giggling at the bib warning, I was traipsing through that photo gallery a night or three ago, and yes - the pictures, the plants. . . they make me melt into a puddle of starry-eyed goo! But that said? I am WAY more excited about your pics, and the tiny treasures they show!

Gratz on the new light! (also planning to join the Odyssea club soon) BUMMER for no days off this week :/ It's okay, we fishkeepers are good at being patient. *nods* You are pulling things together more quickly than I ever would have expected, but its good! Means I don't have to wait so long to find out what happens next, cuz' I'm excited, too! Definitely looking forward to hearing how the move into the big tank and the brighter lights (WAY BRIGHTER!!!) affects things. Do you think the dry crypts will care about a change in lighting like wet ones do?

A mister is a super fun toy, high tech boy! ^.^ How often do you mist the plants now - or do you even have to?

Super stoked to watch this tank - and the plants who live there - grow!
More buces for sure, more confidence is never gonna happen, at least not for long. Just not me.

I've read all the same things as you. Buces are easy for some people. Buces have to be submerged if you want them to grow or need to be in and out of the water from others. I'm getting new leaves, albeit fairly slowly, but for the current light and nutrients that's what I'd expect. I'm still happy.

Again haven't felt the greatest thing week so I haven't had a chance to do anything with the 55. I'll get there someday though. Really no need to rush. The mist system is more than just a low for high tech systems. I mist two or three times a day now. My thinking is that with the system and the frequent watering from the top I can keep high humidity (hasn't been a problem so far in the same tank) and it will also lessen the chance of fungus. No idea if the fungus idea is true or not. That is the thing I am most worried about though at this point.

I'm absolutely clueless if the crypts will care about the change in lighting. Submerged would obviously, but these are surprising me. Taking the crypts from submerged to emerged I lost a plant and maybe two or three other leaves. That's it. The rest of the leaves sag, but are still there. I halfway expected a total melt followed by regrowth. I am pretty good at getting new crypts to melt after all. Grrr That free C. affinis 'metallic red' could have gone in here if I had this set up months ago instead of dying that quick death.
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post #75 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 07:21 PM
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BWG is all good! LoL I just couldn't resist. I pasted out pretty much as soon as I signed out last. EVERYONE in my house is sick but me and am hoping I dont get it. Cause riding a bike to work sick would not be good!

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post #76 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter

Topdown view without me taking the full lid and light off. Same plants everyone has seen before. The Bucephalandra 'gunung sumpit' finally finished opening today. It grows that slow.

You never see this from the usual topdown view because I don't remove the lid. There's the Java fern 'threadleaf'. Some blackening, but that seems to happen when I get Java fern. It's alive and that's all I care about. One baby plant forming that you can see on the top left of the second picture. These pictures are taken with flash, which I should have left off.

Cryptocoryne nurii pics. The gunung sumpit is hiding a pot of mush in the second pic. All the new leaves can be seen. In the first pic, third pot a second new leaf is forming to the lower left of the new leaf. Hard to see though.

Kir royale and artemis in that order. Look close inbetween the leaves and you might be able to see where a new leaf on each is just starting to form. Maybe not though unless you know where to look. Try anyway, you've obviously got time to waste if you're reading this thread.

Part of the gunung sumpit and the mentarang kal-timur. The light green new formed (and cut off in the pic) leaf on the gunung sumpit is much easier to see. So is the leaf forming on the mentarang kal-timur.

One buce missing, the green chile. It was in my last pictures. I'm saving it last for a reason.

Barely visible and not pointed out by me on the picture the other day was a spathe. It is still unopened, but I'm hoping with the bit of growing it did and these new pictures that you'll be able to see it. First flower!
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post #77 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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Cory man those plants look soo awesome! Am jealous that first you have buces and now that you actually got one to flower!!! Great work man, keep it up!

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post #78 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 07:49 PM
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*ish green with envy and . . . pink(?) with EXCITEMENT*
Three cheers for great pics, fantastic growth, and SPATHES! ^.^

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post #79 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 07:56 PM
i still think you're a master photographer compared to me. but seriously they all look so awesome. i'm jellyyy

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post #80 of 246 Old 09-04-2013, 08:20 PM
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Oooh how exciting! you better take awesome pics of it when it flowers!!!

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