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post #151 of 349 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 04:48 AM
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Those are some great shots Hung. The c bullosa not only grows twice as fast, its twice as colorful than mine. Mine is green to dark green but I see some red in yours.

Your c sp bukit ibam looks like mine when my tank was overdosed on excel. Is there current and co2 flowing to that part of the tank where the crypt is planted? If not, try adding some more current. You do have a pretty big tank.

I am also impressed with the number of c keei runner you have. These spread insanely fast for me as well. Great job man!

as for the c affinis, you'll eventually have more than what you'll need. They spread 2-3 times faster than c keei

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Wow, nice Noodl3! everything is looking beautiful and all those crypts seem to be growing great for you as well! keep it up, cant wait to see more! love all the different varieties!
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Awesome crypts! I just can't get over how fast your bullosa is growing.
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those are some sick crypts Noodl3! Love the fts, too! Nice! How often do you have go in and do any maintenance?
Thanks! Usually once a week for about 30 minutes to an hour.
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Those are some great shots Hung. The c bullosa not only grows twice as fast, its twice as colorful than mine. Mine is green to dark green but I see some red in yours.

Your c sp bukit ibam looks like mine when my tank was overdosed on excel. Is there current and co2 flowing to that part of the tank where the crypt is planted? If not, try adding some more current. You do have a pretty big tank.

I am also impressed with the number of c keei runner you have. These spread insanely fast for me as well. Great job man!

as for the c affinis, you'll eventually have more than what you'll need. They spread 2-3 times faster than c keei
Thanks! I was also pleasantly surprised that the bullosa has more of pinkish/reddish leaves instead of the dark green leaves.

C sp bukit ibam gets the same amount of current as the zukalii as they are right next to each other. The location is right upfront so I think it should get plenty of co2 and current. I haven't overdosed with excel in the tank for a couple months. I will have to keep a close eye on this to see whenever I use excel in the tank.

It is crazy on how fast and how many the c. keei sends runners.
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Wow, nice Noodl3! everything is looking beautiful and all those crypts seem to be growing great for you as well! keep it up, cant wait to see more! love all the different varieties!
Thanks It is nice to have a big tank so you can put anything and everything you want. My next tank is 8'x2'x2'. Just imagine how much more I can have!
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Awesome crypts! I just can't get over how fast your bullosa is growing.
Same here... but I am just glad they are growing for me.
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the cyrpts are gorgeous, shame the pink flamingo won't grow for you and your zukalii dwarfs mine in comparison. great tank, great pics
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Awesome pics, Hung. Makes me jealous not having those crypts.

I don't think anyone's having any luck with that C. Flamingo. Mine looks more or less the same after more than a month of sitting in one spot. It'll probably fossilize itself soon.
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Same experience with flamingos. No growth on submerged or emersed.
My submerged specimen recently disappeared. Doubt it melted. Sae probably moved it and now it's a needle in haystack in my 90 g.

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Wrong thread lol

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the cyrpts are gorgeous, shame the pink flamingo won't grow for you and your zukalii dwarfs mine in comparison. great tank, great pics
Thanks I hoping it will come back eventually.

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Awesome pics, Hung. Makes me jealous not having those crypts.

I don't think anyone's having any luck with that C. Flamingo. Mine looks more or less the same after more than a month of sitting in one spot. It'll probably fossilize itself soon.
Thanks! You can always setup another tank to get more crypts.

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Same experience with flamingos. No growth on submerged or emersed.
My submerged specimen recently disappeared. Doubt it melted. Sae probably moved it and now it's a needle in haystack in my 90 g.
Mine was doing really well... then after awhile it just stop growing.

I did saw someone from APC that had them in emersed setup and it was growing really well. He used old aquasoil.
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Wrong thread lol
LOL... you musta like my thread a lot!
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Thanks It is nice to have a big tank so you can put anything and everything you want. My next tank is 8'x2'x2'. Just imagine how much more I can have!
Ya i understand that one..my biggest tank is a 40gal so i am constantly running out of room..wow that would be an awesome tank but better put an auto water change system on it, if not it'll take forever to do ha! But i feel ya, i am about to upgrade to a 75gal soon! Can't wait! Keep it up i am interested to see how all these crypts grow for you! Its gota be my favortie class of aquatic plants!
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Ya i understand that one..my biggest tank is a 40gal so i am constantly running out of room..wow that would be an awesome tank but better put an auto water change system on it, if not it'll take forever to do ha! But i feel ya, i am about to upgrade to a 75gal soon! Can't wait! Keep it up i am interested to see how all these crypts grow for you! Its gota be my favortie class of aquatic plants!
The new tank will have auto water changing system and co2 but I will try to use a sump instead of a canister filters.

You'll see a huge difference with a 75 gal tank and still run out of space to plant.

I will try to keep a continual updates on this tank as I like to see the progress and growth too.

Agree... crypts are my favorite... Low maintenance and slow growth equal more time for enjoyment.
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