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I did a water change tonight and snapped pics of the two newest crypts added to my collection. C bullosa Bario and C yujii Sungei Nibong. This bullosa variant is the reddest bullosa next to the form collected from Sarakei.







C yujii is also a very interesting broad leaf crypt with brown veining throughout the leaf. Yujii is the first crypt i've seen with this type of veining



This bullosa patch was started with just a couple of mother plants. A nice dense patch is starting to form. They are grown in liquid rock with no fert. Just injected co2.





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post #122 of 130 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 03:55 AM
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Those Crypts are just . . . stunning.

I like creepy things, vines included.

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Whoa those are really cool!
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That's beautiful, Xue!! What excellent coloration!! Just amazing!
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Thanks guys. Crypts are the least demanding plants I grew and they are thriving with very little to no attention given. Water change is often neglected also.
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WOW! What a great thread! C bullosa Bario - OMG! Beautiful & Stunning!

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Are those bullosa Bario's all submersed grown?


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Xue, I wonder if CO2 is the answer for C. Bullosa. It seems to be a commonality with people having success with this crypt.

What do you think?
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These plants are all submerged. Photos were taken when the water was drained during a water change.

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Most (if not all) people would agree that you'll grow healthier plants with CO2, not just crypts. C bullosas are usually found in fast flowing streams. Having good water flow or currents in your tank also help distribute/diffuse the CO2 evenly. There are vitrually no dead or stagnant spots in my tank. I have two eheim canisters and two needlewheel pumps for the CO2 diffusion and I can see tiny CO2 bubbles in every corner of my tank. Even though I do not fertilize my tank, the plants do get nutrient from the water column from fish waste. I have a group of cardinals that are fed daily.
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Uhh.....what's going on with this tank now, Xue? What of the greenhouse??? Pictures or update would be awesome!!!
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