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Old 09-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #111
 
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sooooo cuuuuuttteeeee!
I've never seen such a cute spathe! *tickles*
Naughty, Kitty! Keep yer paws OFF the Buces!
*sprayswithsquirtbottle*

(it IS squeefully cute, though... and so swoony!)
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #112
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Naughty, Kitty! Keep yer paws OFF the Buces!
*sprayswithsquirtbottle*
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:26 PM   #113
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Got asked for some pictures so here we go. For the quick version the original five Buces continue to do well, the five new ones are adapting.



My normal view.



Kir royale



Artemis. Was having trouble with a picture, cause I'm me. New leaf there. All the original five put out a new leaf in the last week or will in a few days.



Green chili. The flower is browning, but was pretty while it lasted. So do I cut this thing off? This one had two new leaves in the last week thanks to the sideshoot. The one with the water droplets is the newest on the main plant. Not really a good pic though either.



Gunung sumpit. New leaf just finished opening today.



Mentarang kal-timur. The picture doesn't really show it off, but the leaf bases are red in color. See? Not all my plants are green!



Theia brown. Looks bad right? Well check out the bottom left of it for a little baby leaf. It's adapting, but will take a long time to look like the first five pictures.



Sanggau. The leaf on the left is slowly dying. Common trait with these new Buces. No clue if I should cut it off. I haven't as of yet.



Centipede 2. Only one of three Buces I currently have with a sideshoot. Only one of the newest Buces to put out a new leaf since I got them. Of course at the same time it did that, the top leaf started to deteriorate.



Semuntai 2. This one has actually done nothing. No growing, no dying back.



Bukit biru. Another on its way to adaptiontown! The theia brown had one baby leaf. This has three, although you might only be able to see two. The are occurring on the rhizome were the old leaves fell off. If I had to guess these tiny leaves might be the start of sidestems. Not sure, but will let everyone know.






The Crypt nurii pots. No fast growth, but they are all still growing. I think maybe I should open up an Osmocote + root tabs and spread it out between the four pots. I haven't fertilized at all yet. Should start, but no clue what to use or how often. Need a spray for the buces and ferns.

My emersed tanks also have blackwater. Why? Cause I'm BWG and that's how I roll.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #114
 
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Your photography skills have really improved! Not to mention all those new leaves look wonderful! I still see room in there. Any plans for all of that empty space?

About your Semuntai 2, I've had new plants not show any visible growth above ground, but be rooting like crazy down below. All of a sudden it's BAM new leaves. As long as there is no leaf death, I'm always happy.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #115
 
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The plants are looking great even if some don't have new growth! Yeah what about the empty space? What are you going to put there?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #116
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I'm not worried about the Semuntai 2 at all. Even if you stretch the definition of fast growing to its breaking point, I still don't have any plants that would qualify. It's possible the roots are growing, but I haven't even noticed any new roots. From what I've seen so far those grow farther up the rhizome. Later tonight I can pull the Sanggau out and take a picture of the new roots it is growing. Those two plants have a similar upright growth pattern and came from the same seller.

Plans? Yes. I'd love to get some more buces, some rarer crypts, and Schismatoglottis roseospatha. Rarer ferns I'm iffy on, since I'm not sure I'm doing the best with them. For instance I wonder if they'd do better in hydroton than on the soil mixture (ok let's be real, half at least hang in the air). There are some interesting Anubias barteri strains too, but they might do better on hydroton, plus most are really, really pricey.

I have plans, so why aren't I getting the plants right? Well I've found a bunch for sale lately of the buces. Probably close to 30 varieties, many of those from Vasteq who's pictures I showed way back. He's in Poland. The rest from Southeast Asia and China. The Chinese plants are super expensive. I think they come with phytosanitary certificates though, while the rest don't. Without that it's illegal to import and customs could seize the plants. Don't want to risk that.

I am working on another project though! I'll be good and let you guys in on this. I'm going to make a DIY fogger! Like this. I also ordered a humidity/temperature gauge and regulator. I don't need a temperature regulator, since the aquarium heater does that itself. The humidity gauge is broken for sure. That thing never registers less than 89 percent even outside the terrarium. This will let me measure and will run the fogger so I can keep humidity pretty stable and to whatever level I need. I'm going to have fun playing with that. The regulator goes all the way up to 95 percent. My first experiment (when I get more plants) will be to turn it up that high and then drop it slowly to whatever level I decide to keep things at (no clue) over a period of weeks and see if that helps the plants transition quicker.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:44 PM   #117
 
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I think you should change you username to "Aqua Rebell" lol...

Okay now. Serious face.

How on earth did you even find S. roseospatha? It's quite a little pretty thing. Reminds me of anubias. I know it will be more expensive, but I'd go for the phytosaniary cert over those without it. Just too much risk there. Maybe you could find some other people to go in with and make a large purchase from the sellers in China. I know I've seen CP people do that with Neps from Asia.

Your DIY projects are much more ambitious than mine ever are. Let us know how it turns out! It looks neat!
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #118
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I think you should change you username to "Aqua Rebell" lol...

Okay now. Serious face.

How on earth did you even find S. roseospatha? It's quite a little pretty thing. Reminds me of anubias. I know it will be more expensive, but I'd go for the phytosaniary cert over those without it. Just too much risk there. Maybe you could find some other people to go in with and make a large purchase from the sellers in China. I know I've seen CP people do that with Neps from Asia.

Your DIY projects are much more ambitious than mine ever are. Let us know how it turns out! It looks neat!
Lol So I'm an aqua rebell now? I was thinking of just getting my username shortened to BWG to make it easier on everyone, but seem like I'd have to pester the big man to get it done. My whole goal in life is not to be noticed by authority for good or bad reasons though.

Did I send the English link for the S. roseospatha? I found out about that cause I do a whole, whole lot of research. I've actually seen it for sale 3 times in the last few months for roughly low to mid Buces prices. Of course I probably won't see it again for a long time. The only ones I know being sold right now are in Poland.

I know you like categorizing things you like so check this out- The S. roseospatha isn't the only fully aquatic, non-Buce/non-crypt, rare aroid from Southeast Asia I know of. It's just the one I want the most and the only one with even the bit of info I showed in that link. Most Schismatoglottis seem to be terrarium plants and bigger, but there are some others that are fully aquatic. S. 'long huriel' (right) and S. 'Balai Karangan' (left). There's also Piptospatha perakensis in the wild. I know people keep that one fully submerged in aquariums. Piptospatha 'red stem'. Don't know if Aridarum brutii is actually fully aquatic, but who cares? Look at that! I'd take it. Still not the full list of plants I'd be on the lookout for, but the rest are all ones I really have to dig for info on like Bakoa and Homalomena.

Chesh found this and showed it to me. Looks like Knuggs had some of the Chinese Buces last year http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...plants-107351/. I promise if he marked those up it was only a little. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the site selling them or not, so that will have to do. Don't know that I'd buy from there honestly since it mostly is $30+ plants with another $20-30 shipping. lol Hard for me to buy in bulk and combine shipping when they cost that much! I'm liking to just get US ones whenever they come up for sale, which will be less often now that Centromochlus sold off his collection. He was the one who always had cheap Buces for sale often.

The controller came today! Really beat the September 30 to October 16 estimate. The humidifier says it will be here tomorrow, so we should get to find out how good I do at DIY. I don't have high hopes. It looked easy, but still, they always do.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #119
 
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Oh! Those new plants look expensive and beautiful! You're the king of finding plants for sale. I'm sure you will be able to find some deals on them.

Take pics of your DIY!
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #120
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i looove the new pics and how great the buces are looking! You are totally levellin up to expert on photo taking ^_^ That gungnum sumpit is reallly spectacular :) I'm liking the big buces way more than the tiny ones, though I can see how great tiny ones will look in a pico scape :)

Keep those pics rolling in!
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