I started this tank last March (I have a journal on it on my web site--link is in my sig). Initial stocking consisted of wendtii 'bronze' (left back), lutea (left mid), willisii (left front), parva (center foreground), nurii, pygmaea and undulata (right center), petchii (right front), balansae and spiralis (right back). Here it is at its inception...
Here it is today. Over the past year I added some moehlmannii (center), pontederiifolia (right side), wendtii 'Green Gecko' (right foreground), and a cordata 'Rosanervig'.
Left side closer view...
And the right side...
Over the year the nurii got lost amongst the moehlmannii and petchii. I haven't seen the undulata and pygmaea in a long time, too.
Of course, what I think is petchii could actually be the pygmaea...you can never be sure with Crypts.
Here's the 'Rosanervig', which after four months still shows no sign of any veining let alone pink ones (although another one I have in a 20g tank with AquaSoil is developing muted veining).
The tank is lit with a 4x54w T-5 Tek light (2 bulbs for 10hr and 4 bulbs for 4 hours mid-day), has pressurized CO2 and is filtered by a pair of Via Aqua 750 cannister filters (with sponge prefilters over the intake strainers).
Substrate is Turface Pro League. Hardscape consists of granite rocks and some unnamed SE Asian hardwood branches I picked up at Aqua Forest in San Francisco.
I dose the tank with a solution I have made up for the autodosing pumps on my 125g tank. I throw in 100ml of the macro solution 2x a week which I think comes out to somewhere around 50ppm of NO3 and 5ppm of PO4 total. I also dose about 75ml oif Flourish 2x a week.
Maintenance consists of bi-weekly, 50% water and sponge pre-filter changes and plucking out any dying leaves. I go in every few months and thin out the Crypts and give them away at our club plant swaps.
The fauna consists of: 100+ Espei Rasboras; 2 Pearl Gouramis (transferred from another tank); 6 Serpae Tetras (orphans from a torn down tank); 2 Badis ruber and 1 Cherry Barb (adopted from a friend); an unknown number of Pygmy and Habrosus Corys, and Otos; and countless shrimp (Cherry Red, wild Neocaridina denticulata sinensis, Amano, and possible a few low-grade CRS)
This tank has turned into another example of how spending a lot of time planning your hardscape is futile, as only the underside of the plants ever see it.