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post #16 of 349 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 01:24 PM
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Tank looks good bro. You got yourself a nice collection going on there.

Hudoroi actually grows pretty fast compared to some other crypts. Is your water hard or soft? Eco isn't really a nutrient rich substrate so water column dosing alone won't give you the best results for crypts. You need to feed em some root nutrients. I've been using some special clay/fert mix I got from Chad and that stuff has been working wonders on my crypts! All you do is freeze em in little cubes and stuff them under the substrate around the plants. Contact him and tell him Nick sent ya :P

btw I don't see a pic of Kota tingii... where's it at? That plant is a bit more fagile than other crypts I've kept so good luck with it.
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Ah... I forgot to add the Kota tingii.

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Tank looks good bro. You got yourself a nice collection going on there.

Hudoroi actually grows pretty fast compared to some other crypts. Is your water hard or soft? Eco isn't really a nutrient rich substrate so water column dosing alone won't give you the best results for crypts. You need to feed em some root nutrients. I've been using some special clay/fert mix I got from Chad and that stuff has been working wonders on my crypts! All you do is freeze em in little cubes and stuff them under the substrate around the plants. Contact him and tell him Nick sent ya :P

btw I don't see a pic of Kota tingii... where's it at? That plant is a bit more fagile than other crypts I've kept so good luck with it.
Thanks...

Ah... I know why it has been growing slow... it is still adjusting from begin grow in a rich substrate to a not so rich substrate. This morning I have seen a new leaf sprouting.

My water is hard with ph of 7.5 to 7.7... Even though my eco complete is not all that. I still have had pretty good success growing crypts and other plants.

I've read pretty good reviews about people using rootcaps. So I've decided to order some rootcaps from Rootmedic. It should be here sometimes next week or so. We will see how the crypts will respond.

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post #20 of 349 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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New plants just arrived...

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Nice C. Cordata 'Rosanervig'! Now that is what they are suppose to look like.
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Looks like they arrived in good shape and in good hands
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Any chance you might want to sell one of those C. Cordata 'Rosanervig' to me?
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Man look really nice and i want one C. Cordata 'Rosanervig' too
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Man look really nice and i want one C. Cordata 'Rosanervig' too
Sorry guys... I need them for my project. I can let you guys know when I have babies.
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Definitely keep me informed! I like the direction this tank is going by the way!
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Definitely keep me informed! I like the direction this tank is going by the way!
will do... Thanks... I just wish the crypts will grow faster!
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Nice looking tank. Im jealous of your crypts Mine have mostly melted from the new AS, I hope they come back soon!!!
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Easy Life - Fluid medium filter ... New med that I am trying to get rid of the cloudy water. After the 1st treatment, the water seem a little clearer. I've gave the tank a 2nd treatment, hopefully the water will be crystal clear after this treatment.


Hudoroi - It has sprouted first new leaf.


Cordata Rosanervig - Just planted... they were grown immersed. I will see how it will transition to be going submersed.


C Minima - New crypt that Xue wants me to try to grow in my submersed setup. Again, they were grown emmersed. I definitely want to see how this plant transition to submerse condition. I will be closely monitor and document this.


C Bullosa - I got this crypt on 10/19... I still yet to see any new leaf. I know everyone have said this is a slow grower but man it is slow!!!

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Nice looking tank. Im jealous of your crypts Mine have mostly melted from the new AS, I hope they come back soon!!!
Thanks Chad!!! It will probably come back to grow faster and stronger because you got AS.

I can't wait to try your mud on these crypts!
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