Monday, December 29, 2014

Bucephalandra CF. motleyana "Melawi"

Bucephalandra CF. motleyana "Melawi"

Region: Borneo
Height: 2-25 cm
Width: 2-16 cm
Light Requirements: Low - High
Temperature: 18-25 °C
Hardness Tolerance: Medium (6dKH)
pH tolerance: 6.5 - 7.5
Growth: Slow 
Demands: Low 
co2 requirements: Highly recommended

All  Buchepalandra are rheophytes from Borneo. Bucephalandra are found growing as dense mats over stones in streams. Bucephalandra can grow emersed and submersed.
Bucephalandra is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. The genus derives its name from the Greek word for bull’s head due to its horn shaped anthers.
 Bucephalandra look very similar to Anubia in appearance. The Rhizomes attach firmly onto rocks and wood. The stems of the Bucephalandra are mostly pink or red, and during stress, the Bucephalandra can lose its leaves.

Bucephalandra propagation is very similar to the Anubias, when a new growth is formed on the main Rhizome, make sure there are a couple of roots before you can cut and remove. The newly cut growths can be tied only rocks and wood with black cotton until they have take hold of the material.
Bucephalandra CF. motleyana "Melawi"
Bucephalandra's have only been imported recently into South Africa ,currently only Bucephalandra CF. motleyana "Melawi" available locally and also the most expensive aquatic plant in my collection to date.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Brand of Aquarium Products launched:

"The brand was created to aim at the guys who desperately need to stick to a certain budget. And that's where the idea was born.How do we manufacture a better product, cheaper. 
           So after speaking to some people, we have managed to do just that!"- Sean 

Scape's the brain child of Sean Jefferis from The Planted Tank company.
They will be launching with the following items:

Fertilizers:
K and Trace (500ml)
Nitrate (500ml)
Phosphate (500ml)
Complete Formula (500ml)
Liquid Carbon (500ml)

Other liquid products:
Dechlorinator (500ml)
Drop Checker Solution (60ml) (Pre Mixed, all you do is add it to your drop checker.)

Hardware:
Inline CO2 Reactor
"A 500ml bottle of ferts should last around 3 months when dosing a 100L tank. So it's concentrated. Far more concentrated than some others out there" -Sean



                                   http://www.theplantedtank.co.za/


Monday, November 17, 2014

Legalization of Fresh Water Shrimps in South Africa


Please can I ask for you to follow the link and add your signature and name on the petition.

We will need @ least 1000 names, please take a couple of minutes of your time so we can get the ball rolling.


http://petitions.tigweb.org/freshwatershrimpsSA

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Aquatic Plant Crossword:

Aquatic Plant Crossword

Down:

1. A kind of Hygrophila that’s poisonous emersed.
2. I am a type of cryptocoryne, which has the same name as a pink bird.
3. A Bacopa also known as 'moneywort' among aquarists and 'brahmi' among herbalists

Across:

4. Hygrophila originating from India.
5. The smallest known Cryptocryne.

The answers will be revealed in a weeks time.