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Xue - Looks great! Love the C. Keei patch.
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Noticed something worth noting this weekend. My red affinis is trying to flower under water. Can you spot the spiral tip of the spathe? Its a bit hard to see.

I really want to see the spathe open. I've read that this crypt is pretty hard to flower in cultivation. I might consider lowering the water level to make it easier for the spathe to reach the surface.





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Drop the water level so we can see this thing open up!
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I am just hoping that it will not melt


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Finally got a c apongetifolia from a very generous scape member.

He gave me an extra plantlet to boot. Woot!


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Whoa!!!! Now THAT is cool! It's hard to tell, Xue, from the picture but how big is that leaf?
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That leaf is about 10 inches in length. A full grown specimen can be as tall as 2 feet, which would make a really nice background crypt. The width is about an inch but this is not a mature leaf so I presume the width may double. The leaves are also heavily bullated, resembling c bullosa. It's a beautiful crypt in my book.

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That leaf is about 10 inches in length. A full grown specimen can be as tall as 2 feet, which would make a really nice background crypt. The width is about an inch but this is not a mature leaf so I presume the width may double. The leaves are also heavily bullated, resembling c bullosa. It's a beautiful crypt in my book.
Those are awesome, I've been after some true c. aponagetafolia for a while now. Do you ever sell any of the red affinis either or is it still in propigation. Those ahve an excellent color.

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Hey Craig,
I have some affinis growing out but I owe at least two other people this plant. There should be plenty to go around in another month or so


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LOL! WOW! Two feet??!! That's amazing! Love the look of it, though it will be somewhat challenging to have it make it to the two foot mark without tearing!! Good luck! I can hardly wait to see it in your tank......
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I have some affinis growing out but I owe at least two other people this plant. There should be plenty to go around in another month or so


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No problem I have to work on selling a bunch of stuff to pay for my order anyways...

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LOL! WOW! Two feet??!! That's amazing! Love the look of it, though it will be somewhat challenging to have it make it to the two foot mark without tearing!! Good luck! I can hardly wait to see it in your tank......
Yes. This crypt makes the man below look short. haha
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Yes. This crypt makes the man below look short. haha
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I want those that are in his hands!

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Those would make a nice patch of apongetifolia behind your taller piece of driftwood on the right side of your 220g

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Those would make a nice patch of apongetifolia behind your taller piece of driftwood on the right side of your 220g
That was what I was thinking, I found some Balansae but it jsut isn't the same. I've got a pool area in the back with substrate that will be 7-8" deep and about 8" around for planting a background crypt.

I'll just have to keep my eyes open for some to come available.

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