Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York, New York
depends on what you are looking to do with the crypt. if the roots run deep it's going to be hard to remove them in one piece without uprooting the entire substrate. what I do is clip the rhizome then lift up the clipped section slowly. I'll keep pulling really slowly until i cant pull out any more without wrecking havoc on my tank. then I clip the roots as close to the substrate as possible.