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post #16 of 102 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 10:28 PM
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Awesome. I hope my CRS get to doin it soon so I have a bunch as well
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Maybe its just me but most crypts just look terrible IMO.
Such an ugly plant.
Do people like them because of light requirements or co2 requirements, or what?
I love your moss though, and I'm sure it was posted but what substrate is that?
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It's just you... Crypts are cool yes, because they are easy... but also because there are lots of varieties and I personally just like the looks of them.

Sorry for thread jack.... but here's some pics..

wendtii "green"


Under the driftwood, over 1' tall crypt undulata (I think)



You don't think these look sweet? I do.



P.S. Sorry for posting pics in your journal BSmith... lol


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Maybe its just me but most crypts just look terrible IMO.
Such an ugly plant.
Do people like them because of light requirements or co2 requirements, or what?
I love your moss though, and I'm sure it was posted but what substrate is that?
Its understandable. I used to feel the same way until I started looking into them more and found more varieties then just your run of the mill wendtii's. Since this tank has CRS and is low tech there are only a few different routes you can go. Java ferns, Anubias or crypts. The crypts offer so much more diversity and complexity than the other two options and finding and growing/propagating some of the more demanding Sp. is a rewarding job.

Check out this portion of APC and do some looking, you might just change your views about them.

Crypts!

The substrate is ADA AS Amazonia I.

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It's just you... Crypts are cool yes, because they are easy... but also because there are lots of varieties and I personally just like the looks of them.
I second your thoughts NC. There are so many different types and when grown prpoerly they display some beautiful markings. No worries about the pics. I do it from time to time.
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Some better pics (maybe not) with the P&S I take pics of vehicles with to put on the net.


The Kota and ideii are similar looking in patterning. They are both beautiful IMO.


You can see a new leaf coming out on the Kota Tingii


I believe the root sticking up is from the Nurii that melted. Hopefully something will come of it soon.


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This all came from a single 2 leaf plant about 3 months ago!


Just a random shot of the roaches!
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can you send some roaches my way?
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x_x, thats a bit more expensive than i expected. are these at least S grade shrimp you'll be parting with?
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oo, then maybe i will need to consider you as my other supplier of CRS I will be buying a bunch of 5 in the coming months. just as soon as i can convert my shrimp bowl to soft water and not kill off my cherries in the process... If I succeed, ill be ready for crystals
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My shrimp are special. Ill have a video that im currently recording up in a bit. Actually the typing you will hear is me typing this message!
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i'm seeing shrimp. i'm also seeing two cories bulldozing all the shrimp lol.
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i'm seeing shrimp. i'm also seeing two cories bulldozing all the shrimp lol.
They do not have the best manors but then again neither do the shrimp! Still, as you will see from the video im going to post below the shrimp dont seem to mind them being in there. At least representative by the population!

Sorry about the focus. Forgot to tap the screen before recording. Oh well, you still get the point!

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Just wondering, how deep is your substrate? I'm also thinking of using crypts in my tank, but I don't want the substrate to be too shallow because of the roots and the tendency of rm complete popping up.

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