Bucephalandra Experiments

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    can anyone perhaps help me to identify these two varieties of buce? [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Seems like I have a good influence on this forum or I just am addicted to buce,

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    @Fishfingers Aqua empire - typical now has buce as a stock item

    @Alpesh trying to figure-out what one has is not simple, since I am not even sure it is labled correctly when you get it ... so for now it is all divided into two categories - those with growing leave and those without.

    @Nathanael - he he you sure have, one thing is very clear - they all have different growth rates. I am sticking with non-CO2 in my tanks this winter. Just added some heaters this week.

    @Slasher - thanks .. maybe an update for the buce log .. almost a month in .. and well nothing has died ;-) in Lucky 13

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    not seeing a great increase in leaf count - maybe just size

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    4ft-rescape is also looking fine
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    With good solid growth ..
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    In 36 degreees, new growth pushing all around ... have to wonder if it is the shorter light period or just because it kicks in later during the day.

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    Thinking about moving all tanks light periods to the later afternoon slot ... see if that triggers new leaves in Lucky 13. Actually could probably put Lucky13 on the same circuit as 36 degrees ... hmmm let me do that.

    Later Ferdie

    ahhh ... other big difference between 36 degrees and 4ft-rescape vs lucky13 ... the first two have a few more guppies.

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    Lucky13 is still recovering its stock.

    but lets do lights first that is an easier change.
     
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    Looks very good Ferdie. After running out of CO2 a while ago all my buce is doing very good without it. I'm not even suplimenting the tank with liquid CO2. Actually it is doing so good my Black Lizzard is shooting out it's first flower.[​IMG]

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    Now that looks stunning, yeah, seems like the less attention you pay to the buce the better they do.

    Some very clean leaves you have got going, I am sure that helps... keep every leave working optimally.

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    Hi,with my responsibilities on TASA i haven't been here much.I've moved my buce to smaller tanks with no CO2 no ferts.Some in Prodibio Aqua growth soil and some on driftwood.With my commitments to Amanos and Nerites I honestly have sort off forgotten about buce.I dropped most of my ideas and have just simplified things by just letting them be with the thoughts of giving them time to do there own thing and not messing with them,moving them around and so forts.They still look good but not nearly as good as what i guess it should.Ill update again in a month or two,or if something interesting happens. IMG-20180531-WA0001.jpg IMG-20180531-WA0000.jpg
     
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    The flower opend today on the Black lizzard. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Growth on this tiny buces, [​IMG]

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    very cool ... slow does it !!!

    Trying my hand at wet but not submerged growth ...
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    but I keep adding more wood ... must have woooooooooooddddddd!!!!!!!!


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    Later Ferdie
     
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    Clearly Buce does the best when you just ignore it .... go figure.

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    Hi Ferdie, do you have any buce in that misting tank? Can't see any. If you do, how are they doing in those conditions.

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    The 8 week update @Nathanael added a few more shots of how the buce are doing ;-)
     
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    looks a bit better ... after removing some moss

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    45 minutes to remove the above plate full ..

    This is what it looked like before the clean out ..



    Later Ferdie
     
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    Pulled the buce from 4ft' rescape for a final compare in growth.

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    The one planted on thread 49 is number 5 bottom left.
    #1 was planted mounted on the clay ring but not sunken into the substrate.
    #2 has not rock attached since it was mounted on the wood
    #3 like 1 mounted but not planted in the substrate
    #4,6 and 7 all planted in the substrate

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    Planting in substrate vs on wood below

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    I am going to go with better growth when planted.

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    Have to agree with you about the planting. All mine are attatched to rocks but placed at various distances from the substrate.

    The rocks placed onto the substrate has way more roots digging into the substrate. They also seem to grow more horisontal. The roots thing might be due to more nutriants compared to what is available in the water.

    I have found that my Black Lizzard, about halfway up in the tank, closer to light, and it grows more vertical than horisontal. Not sure if this is due to the type of buce ore due to the light intensity.

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    Yeah ... more I look a the growth growth thing, if the plant has tow options grow leaves or grow roots to get to X nutrients then roots gets grown first and if the nutrients is enough leaf mass is increased ...

    Wonder if the theory will hold for this guy also.
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    Me emersed melawi is looking great just sitting on top of an Aquasoil :)
     

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