Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:07 am Post subject: Plants to exchange with Polish aquarist
Hi, I am Polish aquarist. I am collector of many rare ferns, mosses, and Bucephalandra. I am looking people who have some interesting species, could be also species from you nature environment. I would like to exchange.
Barbula sp. - named by polish aquarist as Milimetre Moss (brought back under the water and adapted by him. It introduced to the aquarium quite accidentally. He found it in the parcel brought from Asia, along with some other plants), now is becoming more popular in all Europe:
Mini Fissidens (Mini Nobilis)
Fissidens Grandifrons var. Planiccaulis:
My collection of ferns:
Crepidomanes Auriculatum (Asplenium cf Normale)
Bolbitis Heteroclita Cuspidata:
Bolbitis sp. Gua Angin:
I have a huge collection of Bucephalandra like:
Bucephalandra Kualakuayan2 - beauty blue shining on the leaf:
Bucephalandra Motoleyana "Red":
Bucephalandra Pearl "Grey":
Bucephalandra Fake "Catherinae" - small species:
Anybody who has some interesting to exchange please wrote to me pm. Sorry for my english.
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:50 pm Post subject: Re: Plants to exchange with Polish aquarist
Welcome to IAH.
Nice plants. Are on on APC by the name of Vasteq? I may have spelled the name incorrectly.
How do you send plants to India? And how do you want us to send plants to you? I may have very few rare plants that may be of your interests. How ever, as I said, sending and receiving from India and Poland can be truly difficult issue.
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:01 pm Post subject: Re: Plants to exchange with Polish aquarist
I collected plants from collectors that are unknown in the aquarium trade, also I try to collected by myself in forest.
I am looking mainly for interesting small, and medium ferns - exept of microsorum, because I have a lot of microsorum species and I thing there is no such variety that I have not had. I like Bolbitis, I have two kind of Heteroclita species, it is realy small (Difformis and Cuspidata), and one similar to Cuspidata but has sharper leaves - it is Gua Angin. I like any new varietes of bolbitis, of course if it small or medium.
And I am collected mosses - usualy very small, or with interesting shape (like you see on photo). I love fissidens, most of them suitable for aquarium, and growing well in water even if in nature grow on wood, clay.
I love plants growing on rocks, wood (Bolbitis, Microsorum, Bucephalandra). I dont have any plant wich must growing on substrate or gravel. I dont have place in aquarium for that plants. I have only one - eriocaulon.
I usualy sending plants via registered letter. If country has a restriction for unknown shipment from foreign country then i sent in flat letter, because that flat letters are not checking.
I using a lot of CO2, lighting about 0.5-0.7W/L and fertlize by Estimate Index. Co2 controled by computer. I set Co2 level based on the contents of KH in my aquarium water.
I have a constant content of KH, and CO2 dosing by the computer (PH probe measures the pH contents and sends it to computer. The computer is connected to the solenoid. Solenoid valve opens or closes as necessary) I set ph range that CO2 content were located in the green field. For example if I have KH=8, then i set ph to 6.9-7.2. To dissolve CO2 i use a separate filter located behind the main filter.
My CO2 reactor was inspired by this here:
I did it using a filter (prefilter) used in the system of osmosis (but this isn't my photo, I show for example):
Co2 is fed by tube visible in the picture.
The filter can be used also for biological filtering and can be filled with ceramic cartridge, which will also reduce getting the undissolved CO2 into the aquarium (in the form of air bubbles).
I use this reactor because it can dissolve the CO2 with 100% efficiency without any loss. I have a small bottle 1.5kg, and I give a lot of Co2 for 2 tanks, if I had big losses I would have a monthly refill bottle, but on this way I do it every 3-4 months on average.
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:54 am Post subject: Re: Plants to exchange with Polish aquarist
does your country have some special restriction about shipment from other country? Sending plants is forbidden in all country in the world, without any phitosanitary tests. So that many people must be doing it illegaly. If I send plants via courier in package I never wrote what is inside, because a postman can refuse me.
Yes, I am vasteq on APC forum, you can see my signature on photo.
Small quantity i could send in envelope via registered (reffered?) letter. But I also could try send the courier like FedEx, DHL. Does anybody bought plants from abroad via courier?
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