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    cyclopse new tank, 8 gallon planted journal.

    i've been distracted with planted tanks lately... here's a project that i've been working on that i'd like to share with you:

    started out with this:


    which ended in disaster. who knew that akadama was an excellent phosphate binder? all that nana petite? melted down to the rhizome. --on the plus side, i've been learning a lot about how leaves can indicate which nutrients are lacking.

    originally just decided to replace the akadama, but took the opportunity to just start brand new again, which lead to this:


    rather than planting stems vertically, i decided to lay them down horizontally to encourage multiple nodes to activate and gain stems in that manner, seems to work well.


    before hardscape change w/ akadama:


    after hardscape change w/ magic dirt:


    progress so far...12 days since the last whole shot photo:


    thanks for taking a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    Very nice! Is this Blyxa japonica? I've never seen it so dark. Really beautiful.
    -Arthur

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    it is indeed. i just wish the leaves were cleaner. thanks!
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    I got a purple/blue/bronze shiny plant. yes, it is real. and has iridescence.
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    is that a bucephalandra or however you spell it? or a crypt? looks very expensive if it is a buc.
    of course it looks amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    is that a bucephalandra or however you spell it? or a crypt? looks very expensive if it is a buc.
    of course it looks amazing
    Indeed it is a bucephalandra. this one in particular is a brownie ghost.
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    i always wanted one but could never afford.

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    I would be very interested with any throughts you have while growing your bucephalandra, I've almost bought one a few times but I just don't know enough about them and when everyone says they are easy to grow and they cost a ton I don't believe the easy to grow part . Something weird has be to going on with this plant to keep the easy to grow plant expensive.

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