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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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How to keep Crypt Spiral from taking over?

I'm having to tear down my existing tank because after a year, Crypt Spiralis spread like crazy and took over the tank. I'd still like to incorporate Crypt Spiralis in the tank but how can I keep it from sending out roots to every corner of my tank?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 03:00 PM
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Try pulling some up when it begin's to get out of hand or spreading to unwanted area's.
Is what I do with crypt balansae.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 03:19 PM
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Pull a bunch and send it to me every time you trim.lol

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 03:45 PM
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Bury a clay pot in the substrate so it can't spread beyond that border. Or just keep on top of the runners while they are small.

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Bury a clay pot in the substrate so it can't spread beyond that border. Or just keep on top of the runners while they are small.
I agree with the clay pot, it'll keep a good barrier that the roots wont be able to cross


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