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Old 08-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #61
 
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aw they're so cute and little and green!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:59 PM   #62
 
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Its does appear you are doing something right!
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:46 PM   #63
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wooot! so many new pics! somehow i was UNSUBSCRIBED by glitchy tfk :(
No one said buces are HARD plants! they're like anubias just rare an illegal to import :/ with a bit of your plant growing magic they look like theyre doing exceptional!
Truckloads of congratulations for your new plants, pots and pretty new leaves!!!!


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Old 08-24-2013, 10:00 AM   #64
 
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Wooo!! New leaves are awesome! Keep doing what you have been doing! They are growing a lot faster than I thought they would.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:19 AM   #65
 
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update us!! how are the pretty green things!
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:01 PM   #66
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No one did say buces are hard. I've never tried them, never tried emersed period, and frankly never have the slightest confidence in my ability to do anything. Going to have to get more now though. ;)

New light arrived yesterday. It's an Odyssea 4' dual T5HO. I also got a powerhead to try and the glass lids, which are slightly too wide. No days off this week, but I have a bunch of short ones after tomorrow. Hopefully I can make some headway. I'm not sure if I will move the plants yet though. Debating on if I want to buy a mist system. The longer I have this set up, the more willing I am to go all out. I haven't even had it long yet! I am excited to see how much growth increases under the new light. A single T8 isn't much at all. The buces seem to have slowed and I don't know if it's because they aren't directly under the light anymore. Either that or the sand cap. When I move them i might switch them to straight peat moss.

One pot of crypts melted. Total mush. I might let it go until I need the pot. The other four pots are growing slowly. One of them has two plants in. So it seems like 5 of 6 C. nurii converted with no problems. Well started to convert anyway. The Java fern...well it's not dead! It's Java fern so it's hard to tell if it's growing. I see older fronds unfurling, but no new rhizome.

My plants are green due to being emersed and low light. That's not always the case though for buces. Grab a bib and go take a look at this Flickr: Vasteq's Photostream Some really pricey plants there, but all super well taken care of. That Anubias barteri 'nana white' alone is $80. Hope you noticed the white dots on the Buces, they are apparently always present in submerged growth.

I should have shown my pics before linking to the great ones. Oh well. I played around and think I found a setting that works. Tell me what you think.



Bucephalandra 'green chile' where you can hopefully see the two new leaves.



Bucephalandra 'gunung sumpit' also showing a new leaf forming. You can also see one of the Cryptocoryne nurii.

I'll have to try this setting again and get more pictures.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:20 PM   #67
 
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I think playing with those settings helped a lot! Those new pics look great! And so do your plants!

You'll have to let me know how you like the Odyessa lamp. I'm thinking about getting the 20" version for my dews.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:26 PM   #68
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I think playing with those settings helped a lot! Those new pics look great! And so do your plants!

You'll have to let me know how you like the Odyessa lamp. I'm thinking about getting the 20" version for my dews.
Thank you!

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 tech...in other words should be perfect for dews.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:32 PM   #69
 
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It looks great! you're far better at photography than me. and they're all so greeeen so PURTY!
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:09 AM   #70
 
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No one did say buces are hard. I've never tried them, never tried emersed period, and frankly never have the slightest confidence in my ability to do anything. Going to have to get more now though. ;)
YOU DOOO!!!
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?

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I'll have to try this setting again and get more pictures.


Super stoked to watch this tank - and the plants who live there - grow!
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