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post #16 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 09:53 PM
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I can't wait to get this plant, I have an order of ten coming! YEAH!!!
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1 month update:

So shortly after my previous pictures, the Nurii started to melt on me for some reason. I probably lost about 10 leaves but it seems to have stabilized and is growing pretty nicely. I think the original melt from the "new tank syndrome" lasted a good 4-5 weeks. It's amazing how slow this plant grows. All my stemmed plants get a weekly trim but the crypt seems to be staying the same size. My mistake was planting it all the way in the corner and then putting stems in front of it. I cannot wait until it finally fills in the entire corner!







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What is you water PH & Temp? How long is your photo period.
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Is your water soft? It might need a little Mg.

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Oh I really like this crypt, nice leaf color.
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I've never seen so many pics of C. Nurii - now I understand what all the hullabaloo is about! Guess I'll have to get one too (just to fit in - lol).

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Is your water soft? It might need a little Mg.
Aaron -What have you kept yours at?

My water is 7.5 out of the tap, I keep the temp around 72ish, lights 10-12 hrs
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Aaron -What have you kept yours at?

My water is 7.5 out of the tap, I keep the temp around 72ish, lights 10-12 hrs
My tap water is similar, but I have a major lack of Mg in my tap water and I notice a deficiency if I don't add a little extra.

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Seems like you are on the right trick. That moss is also impressive, what kinda moss is that?

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What is you water PH & Temp? How long is your photo period.
-Thick layer of aquasoil which is only 4 months old (about 3-3.5 inches)
-Temp is @ 76-77
-PH is around 6.5
-dosing EI
-Photoperiod: 4 hours on, 4 hours off, 4 hours on again. I don't really have algae in this tank and my other plants are growing pretty well.
-Light: Finnex Ray2 24inch plant LED light hung about 5 inches above the 60-P (18 gallons about).
-TDS of aquarium water is about 320. TDS out of tap is 175.

I have never kept Crypts so not sure if everything is met in terms of their needs. I also insert Osmocete Pills in the substrate just for the crypt.


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Is your water soft? It might need a little Mg.
Water is very soft due to the aquasoil and there should be plenty of Mg. I dose half a table spoon of Seachem Equilibrium at water change (50% each week). Mg is also found in my micro solution @ 11ppm. Maybe that's not enough?

My fertilizers which are dosed in liquid form:
Concentrations(as per wets calculator):
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B- 0.09ppm
Cu 0.01ppm
Fe 0.50 ppm
Mg 0.11 ppm
Mn 0.14 ppm
Mo 0.0038 ppm
Zn 0.03 ppm
dGH 0.02

Macros:
N- 7.5ppm
P- 1.3ppm
K- 4.27ppm

Iron:
Seachem Iron (1 milliliter added 3x a week with Micros).


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Seems like you are on the right trick. That moss is also impressive, what kinda moss is that?
It's regular Christmas Moss. That's my ok looking specimen since it's in a high light and ferts tank. I notice that if I dose Iron, the moss gets darker patches on it which is not algae....if you look closely in the pic you can see it. My shrimp tank, on the other hand, has some amazing looking christmas moss.
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Some of the nicer crypts I have seen. I have tons of them,very jealous lol
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Nurii is doing awesome. It's not really growing any taller but it's spreading its wings like crazy. There are a bunch of new shoots starting in all directions. I'm not familiar with crypts but it looks like they send out a long stem which starts to grow little roots/leaves at the end. Should I be thinning the leaves out a little bit?

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Right there in the center is a new shoot being formed.

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Nurii is doing awesome. It's not really growing any taller but it's spreading its wings like crazy. There are a bunch of new shoots starting in all directions. I'm not familiar with crypts but it looks like they send out a long stem which starts to grow little roots/leaves at the end. Should I be thinning the leaves out a little bit?

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Right there in the center is a new shoot being formed.

It's creating a daughter plant - that's how it spreads. You did a great job with your nurii! I had nurii before, but sold all of it because it was becoming a chore for me to keep up with its growth. I've never had plants grow more invasively for me than nurii. It certainly is a beautiful plant ...


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Looks really great, if you would ever want to trade a plantlet for a florida sunset let me know! My LFS never get any cool crypts in.

I may try to catch your fish if they are big enough
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I need this plant like, 6 months ago lol

you sir, and doing a fantastic job of this

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