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post #2791 of 2889 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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That is the mature size of it emergent. The leaves are a little different submergent and slightly smaller. It isnt as frilly around the edges when its been in the tank for awhile and it grows SUPER slow. I would say it puts on roughly an inch of rhizome a year underwater.
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post #2792 of 2889 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 10:10 PM
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Hey Chad,
Any updates of that flamingo crypt? Did it ever bloom for you?

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post #2793 of 2889 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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No Xue, I lost the last survivor this Summer when I got hit. I had it in a tub in the basement and they got hair algae real bad and it got smothered and wasnt getting light. I took 16 shots at that plant and figured out what it likes so this Spring ill order some more and try again. I really want to see someone succeed with this variety. Have you had any luck?
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I lost them all unfortunately.

Yours was doing so well and I had high hopes of it blooming. Good luck if you are trying this again.

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Dang Maybe GG can help us convert them from the gel. That seems to be the hardest part so far. At least thats where I lost most of mine at.
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post #2796 of 2889 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 04:45 AM
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I think he has been super busy at work or at least I can say he has only been to a couple of club meetings in the last year or so.

I like the new tank and it should look great with just a little bit of growth and some breeding, I'm going to tear down the 150 and do a rock scape with just moss, parva, and a couple of nurii and a small school of fish and tons of shrimp. That's the long term plant after I do some collecting but like you have said "it is so hard to stick with a minimalistic plan" but I'm going to do it this time and I hope yours makes it without becoming a jungle tank.
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post #2797 of 2889 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, thanks Tim. At least alot of us are on the same page We all seem to have a hard time keeping it minimalist
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Chad! I have a question, have you ever had issues with your emersed setup when things just die off? I feel like alot of my crypts get huge then die for no reason...

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WHAT??? Captain "I switch my scape monthly" let his crypts go so long they die off? Just kidding I have never had that problem. I dont usually have anything emergent for more than 6-8 months (im impatient) so I dont really know what to say. Maybe some Osmocote caps or clay tabs would help out a bit. Are they all hardwater sp. that are slimming down? I would try some clay for those. Maybe repotting would help too. Im sure they suck alot of nutrients trying to flower. I do know that they are known for losing some mass after flowering because of the enegy it takes for them. BTW, your latest image of the Florida Sunset Crypt is probably the best ive ever seen taken. awesome job bro!
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post #2801 of 2889 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:58 PM
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It's time for us all to start trying to bribe Chad for more crypt pictures!
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post #2802 of 2889 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ive got 4 or 5 new scapes around the house that I had planned on shooting later on tonight so check back later when you see the title change for pics
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Here is some Rotala Sunset and Macrandra Red im growing out...

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That rotala sunset is beautiful. So is the macrandra, they almost blend together.

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post #2805 of 2889 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ua Hua. I barely saved these guys a month ago. Once they grow out some more ill split them up and they will be easuer to tell apart. heres some shots of some 29g tanks ive put together lately...







The plant list in these is crazy long so please just ask if you cant figure something out
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