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55 gallon rescape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by aquadoob, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ok, so I got more Buce... (It's bad, I know.) And I plan on adding it to the Seiryu Stone at the spots marked with an orange x. Thoughts?

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    I will be interesting to see how it develops.

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  3. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Every spot marked with an X close-up

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    I'd bruce the top 3 x's, but the bottom two would be occupied/covered by larger leafed plants similar to the ones nearest.
     
  5. keithgh

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    What Buce variety are you going to use?

    How are you going to secure the Buce to those rocks?

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  6. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith, I've got:

    Melawi Sp. Sunset
    Sp. Brownie Flora
    Sp. Brownie Metallica

    Nice healthy portions too, so I can distribute evenly throughout the tank.

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    Looking good man. Where do you get your plants out there in CA? I used to end up in the Ontario airport pretty often back in the travel days.
     
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    Sounds great post plenty of photos when finished planting.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I go to Global Aquatics and CK Fish. I also buy from private dealers around the area. Got a couple great Buce connects. I've amassed over 21 species in a little over a month lol

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    J Art Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Wow!
     
  11. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That sounds fantastic.

    Can you list the Species list you have please?

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    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here is what i have as of now:

    Dark Achilles (Skeleton King)
    Black Mist
    Upper Ghost
    Sirion
    Pink Lady
    Black Pearl
    Brownie Phantom
    Mini Coin
    Green Wavy
    Krivbass
    Brownie Brown
    Brownie Blue
    Brownie Ghost
    Cascade King
    Green Lamandau
    Cherry
    Deep Purple
    Brownie Metallica
    Brownie Flora
    Melawi Sunset
    Lamandau Purple

    Picked these up today:

    Copi Susu
    Catherine
    Mini Catherine
    Theia v6
    Brownie Pheonix
    Nanga Taman
    Micro Leaf
    Godzilla
    Mini Velvet

    I think I have a problem...lol

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    The problems I can see are these
    1 Do you have enough space in your tank to show them all off with out over crowding?
    2 If not careful and do no think well ahead you could easily finish up with a mixed Buce Salad.

    With so many varieties of the same species do they all have the same growing conditions?

    I fully realize it would be a big job, is there any chance to post an individual named photo so the members can see the difference in the varieties.

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  14. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith, great observation! However, good sir, I am spreading them out across all 4 tanks to allow them to fill in nicely without over crowding.

    As far as growing conditions, they are endemic to Borneo within a 50 mile radius. (Don't quote me, lol I think I read that during my Buce Research), jungle environment with high humidity and about 3-5 months of monsoon weather where they become submerged.

    I actually planned on taking pics of each one, after they had some time to settle and grow their submersed leaves. The difference in emersed leaves and submersed leaves is, submersed have little silver dots on them. Not sure if this is common knowledge but thought I'd share anyway.

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    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Forgot to mention, I still have a 17.1 gallon Mr. Aqua tank that I might throw some Buce in.

    I'm trying to collect as many of the 60+ varieties as possible. Being that they're still relatively hard to come-by, coupled with dealers giving them their own names, I see that goal being a tough one to achieve. Challenge accepted!

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    That makes a lot of sense now four tanks.

    jungle environment with high humidity and about 3-5 months of monsoon weather where they become submerged.

    I also read that they can grow submerged but they slowly die over a period of 3-4 months I cannot remember if this was an overall of the Species or a selection of the Species.

    This is where its going to become very confusing.

    You might have to do a lot of research to find their correct variety names.

    You might have to locate a very good aquarium plant forum to some assistance.


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  17. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I totally agree, I've got a lot of ground to cover and not enough time. Lol I'll manage. I haven't put the recent purchases into the tanks yet, so I could start by taking close-up of them and trying to begin the proper labeling process.

    Some of these are TINY!



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    You could float the plants in their selected tanks it would help them to acclimatize to their new environment.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  19. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Really? I wasn't aware of that. Sooo much to learn

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    When I bought plants particular Crypts/Anubia I would always trim any damaged parts off and trim the roots.

    What happened then the Crypts leaves would curl under and on both species new strong roots would always appear.

    By doing it that way particularly the Crypts I had a extremely low rate of die back.

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