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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 05:19 AM
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Did you have any holes drilled in the orginal tupperware containers? Thinking of doing something similar below my 55 in storage bins

I may try to catch your fish if they are big enough
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Did you have any holes drilled in the orginal tupperware containers? Thinking of doing something similar below my 55 in storage bins
Yes, the original Tupperware bins had many holes drilled in the bottom. The issue I encountered was with poor waterflow into the containers; this created some anaerobic conditions in the soil. While the plants didn't seem to mind, the smell was pretty awful, and I eventually got some bad mold growth.

I now put a layer of coconut chips at the bottom of my containers. This helps substantially increase water exchange.

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Cool thanks for the info, I was thinking that may have been an issue. I might just end up doing a hydro like set up with net pots, hydroton, and a make-shift bubbleponics-esque system.

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An update is needed.
Since you asked for it.

No sense beating around the bush. A series of life events have changed the future for me; I will be moving and getting out of the hobby for at least the next few years. It's not what I wanted, but sometimes life throws one too many curveballs.

I've already begun tearing down my 180, and my entire crypt collection is already claimed by a fellow hobbyist. The good news is, he is extremely knowledgeable and has assured me that these plants will be in excellent hands. We've spent many hours exchanging ideas, information, and the knowledge I've picked up along the way.

He's not a member here (yet) but has shown great interest in continuing my projects and aspirations. I wouldn't be surprised if you see him pop into the forums soon.

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The large blassii form looks droopy because crypts that have 12-18"+ stems are deep water crypts that don't grow emersed. Why would they evolve a stem that long if they did?

You can look for, for example, "Crypt. sp. aff. Dayu" (probably the largest crypt found ever) in emersed cultivation and you'll find them and they look rather silly. But in water of course they're quite majestic.
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The large blassii form looks droopy because crypts that have 12-18"+ stems are deep water crypts that don't grow emersed. Why would they evolve a stem that long if they did?

You can look for, for example, "Crypt. sp. aff. Dayu" (probably the largest crypt found ever) in emersed cultivation and you'll find them and they look rather silly. But in water of course they're quite majestic.
What is Crypt sp. aff. Dayu and where can it be found?
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