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post #106 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 06:42 PM
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Here is a nice big Crypt nurii mother plant that I pulled out last night. Sorry for the terrible lighting...

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post #107 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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I'll post some pics tommorrow but I just acquired a large patch of keei and a uenoi for my terrarium. I've also rescaped my aquarium so from left to right I have usteriana x walkeri, hudoroi, green affinis, undulata, normal nurri, keei, purpurea, red mattalic affinis, ideii and in the middle of the tank is a nice clump of tropica. I can now officially call this a crypt cube.

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post #108 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Hcancino View Post
How is this doing?
Just saw your question. That thing is currently hibernating. It completely melted down to a tiny rhizome and has barely made any movement in ages. Chad's Flamingo is doing much better.
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post #109 of 115 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 01:43 PM
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Is this the spot?

Have I finally found the A Crypt Hangout? Or, Is there another site where Crypt keepers lurk on a more regular basis?
At present am trying to reestablish a long gone Crypt collection. Currently, I have nothing of a constructive nature to contribute to any thread. I apologize for that.
Currently time is spent getting all this newly available substrate, lighting and other new-fangled stuff down pat and developing a system. For sure, in haste, there will be changes along the way.
As good as the Crypts are, it appears that their keepers are better. The few of you I have interfaced with so far, have been very helpful. Thanks to you who have been kind enough to help with questions, plants, etc.
I do have some good camera equipment. Hopefully I will be able to contribute in some small way with anything I can offer.
Please let me know where I should be hanging out in this forum and what I can do to help the hobby.
Thanks to all in advance, Bill Reichert
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post #110 of 115 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 05:17 AM
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There used to be a crypts mailing list but it died and by then forums such as this popped up and it didn't seem worth fixing. These flourished until a couple of years ago when Facebook became ubiquitous, I'm not really sure there's a Crypt group there although there are planted tank groups. There's maybe half a dozen planted tank web fora, most have a crypt section.

Jan's Crypts Pages really are the nexus of all things Crypt. He's our spiritual leader ;-)

Read every page on there and read all the blogs he references in his links section and you'll have a pretty good lay of the land. There's maybe 60 new plants that nobody is really sure what they are - around 2004, 2005, for some reason Cryptmania went crazy and there was a flood of exploration, photos and plant material going around and they still haven't sort out a tiny fraction of is yet.

20 years ago it was a big deal to even see potiderifolia. 15 years ago one guy could grow nurii in a tank, everybody else failed. Things are different now, there's over 100 species of Crypts and 60 more that are either different looking verions of existig species or new species.
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post #111 of 115 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:48 PM
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Subscribed! This thread is totally inspiring.

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post #112 of 115 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 05:14 PM
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I have a bunch of rares but don't remember the names. I'm 200 miles away from home so when I get back, I may post a list in here and some pictures.
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post #113 of 115 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:19 AM
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wow, and i though Wendtii bronze was cool... Holy cow

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post #114 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-28-2014, 01:26 AM
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Some time back I used to get a regular email from a fellow in Brooklyn, NY who sold aquatic plants including a wide variety of crypts. Does anyone here know who this person is and if he's still running his list?

Fellow Cryptogeek,
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