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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby DJRansome » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:49 pm

PM Sent.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:52 pm

Buds BioCube wrote:Does anyone have any links to pure Brichardi?

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I'd remove the fish you have now, and purchase some pure brichardi


What do you suggest I do with them...flush them down the toilet?
They cost me $20.00 each aka $60.00

Thanks for the Replies


I had sent you a PM, to pure, and cheaper brichardi early today.

The one's at Mikes are pure. They are however Neolamprologus pulcher "daffodil"... not brichardi at all.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Buds BioCube » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:46 am

To Fogelhund & DJRansome,

I got your PM's thank you very much.

I will check with LFS as to returning the 3 Fish that I purchased.
If they will take them back then I will look into purchasing from one of the links provided.

Thanks for the recommendations.
I'll let you know how it goes.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Buds BioCube » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:34 am

Cube Update:

I have added some Rocks that I found at a Landscaping /Rock Quarry.
The fish took right to them having fun swimming in and around them.

I also added a Cave background but I'm not totally sold on it.
I wanted a background that adhered to the glass and this one tapes to the glass..still it's better than clear glass.
The Background search continues.

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Now I think that the Cube needs some Green as in Plants..
So, I did some investigation and discovered that there are a few plants that will survive in a Cichlid tank per fish and water parameters.
They are:

Anubias

* Anubias Lanceolatta

* Aubias Barteri

* Anubias Nana

Best application is to be Super Glued to a rock using "Super Glue" Gel

Microsorum "Java Fern"

* Microsorum Pteropus

* Mocrosorum Windelov

* Mocrosorum Trident

Like Anubias they are best adhered to rocks using "Super Glue" Gel

Vallisneria

* Vallisneria Gigantea

* Vallisneria Spiralis

Unlike Anubias & Microsorum these plants are best planted into the Substrate.

So now I'll check these plants out at my LFS and see which ones I like.
If anyone has any thoughts as to what would look good in my Cube I'd love to read about it.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:29 am

I just put a rock overtop one of their "roots" to hold Anubias, or Java Ferns in place. Another plant that should do well is Cryptocorne wendtii red.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Buds BioCube » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:50 am

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 Another plant that should do well is Cryptocorne wendtii red.


Thanks Fogelhund I'll check them out.

My LED Light started messing up so I am returning it today and Amazon will have a new one to me on Friday.
March 3rd was last day for return....just made it...
The light has worked perfectly until the last few days.
DAY Light scheduled to shut off at 6:30 pm and MOON Light scheduled to start at 6:30 pm but the DAY light would shut off at 5:30 instead of 6:30
Also the Brightness level would not change from 100% to 10%...just stayed on at 100% brightness no matter what the setting was at.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Auballagh » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:36 pm

Das Wasserhund wrote:Another plant that should do well is Cryptocorne wendtii red.

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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Buds BioCube » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:47 pm

Thanks for the suggestion.
I actually found this on youtube about the Cryptocoryne Wendtii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yb1RsKYxbo
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Auballagh » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:54 pm

Good Heavens! :o
We may have inadvertently discovered that the solution to possibly ending World Hunger is cultivation of Cryptocorne wendtii 'Red' in sand! Who could have suspected the possibilities of this easy-to-grow, overlooked aqautic plant?
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Now if I could have just gotten it to grow successfully in my own hard water/high PH Tanganyikan-themed tank? (When literally everything else planted in there with it did just fine). :x
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Buds BioCube » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:16 am

Now if I could have just gotten it to grow successfully in my own hard water/high PH Tanganyikan-themed tank?


You had a Problem with this plant in a lake Tanganyikan-themed tank?

That's what I have.
Should I try and Grow this plant in my Cube?
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Buds BioCube » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:26 am

Video that I referenced for my Cichlid Cube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic99qb3q_UE

This one for Super Glue to Rocks theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlwLgUyRVpc
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Auballagh » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:34 am

The problem I had with the Cryptocorne wendtii 'Red' happened a few years back in my own 33 gallon Tanganyikan themed aquarium. At the time, I also had a heavily planted tank (75 gallon) with a thriving colony of Red Crypts in it. Unfortunately, that one plant species did not transfer over well in my attempt to move some of them over to my new Tanganyikan tank. After the transfer, most of my Red Crypts died within a month, and the remaining few just kind of languished in there until I weeded them out.
But, that was my own experience with these things!
And, it may not be indicative enough to apply everywhere to that plant species. I mean up to that point, Red Crypts had been extremely easy for me to grow! And, that is the experience just about everyone else has with them as well.
So, I would go with 'Fogelhund' on his recommendation to attempt them in your Tanganiykan-themed aquarium. I mean really, he's apparently got a colony of Red Crypts growing just fine in one of his tanks NOW! :oops:
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:03 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y5E-zj7-hg

Filmed this, stuck on youtube for guys. Upload quality isn't very good though, but enough to see the plants.
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Re: Oceanic BioCube 29 Converted for Brichardi Cichlid

Postby Auballagh » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:37 pm

Well now.... annnnd thar' it izzz!

Good looking tank. And, those Cryptocorne wendtii 'Reds' look pretty nice. too. :)
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