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11-14-2014 01:37 AM
Monster Fish Glad to see this thread alive again. Here's my C. cordata 'Rosanervig'.

11-13-2014 03:16 PM
IDR

The crypts in this tank (Lutea, Wendtii, Undulata) are my favorite plants!
11-07-2014 05:07 AM
Aceman Where can I find some of the flamingo ?
11-07-2014 04:46 AM
Kehy I'm so jealous right now. I have a few crypts in my 5 (which had pretty much melted to nothing) very slowly coming back. It'd be fantastic if I knew what they were other than some lucens. Even those look pretty sad and pathetic though.

I'm having better luck in my 7.5 cube. Got Undulata and what I think is Green Gecko going. The GG seems to be multiplying, which would be awesome if it wasn't planted next to a bushy dwarf lilly. The two are constantly fighting for light and space, but I've had issues with the lilly not liking to be moved if at all possible, and it's kinda my baby. Last week I had to give them both a trim, and I'll take a few more leaves this weekend, but I feel bad about doing that.

Also, is it normal for an Undulata to suddenly decide to dwarf itself? It was putting out 4-6" leaves, but lately it's just been throwing 3-4" ones. Looks like it's getting chewed by something, but it's a shrimp only tank.

This is my 7.5. Ignore the awkward lilly.
11-06-2014 11:51 PM
rajah_22 It's a 20 long. Those leaves are getting over 3 ft and don't seem to be slowing down...

I do have some affinis 'metallic red' to thin out if anyone wants some of that but I'm going to hang on to the balansae. It's become one of my favorite crypts. One of them in there has developed a nice bronze color that I really like.
11-06-2014 10:39 PM
AquaAurora
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Nice to see this thread alive! Here's a couple of my past and current crypt tanks. Poor photos but you get the idea...

15 gallon


33 gallon


20 gallon with a balansae problem...lol


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All types of crypts, some reds. Some were even touching the anubias but never were affected.
Lovely tanks and thanks for the info.
I'd be happy to help with your balansae problem (take them off your hands ^.~)
Is that a 20long or tall?
11-06-2014 08:57 PM
rajah_22 Nice to see this thread alive! Here's a couple of my past and current crypt tanks. Poor photos but you get the idea...

15 gallon


33 gallon


20 gallon with a balansae problem...lol


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Interesting.. The crypts you have, do they contain any red pigmentation? Where they close to the anubias within the same tank or opposite end?
All types of crypts, some reds. Some were even touching the anubias but never were affected.
11-06-2014 08:54 PM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by rajah_22 View Post
I lost a whole bunch of anubias to rhizome rot a few months back. None of the crypts in the tank showed any issues at all.
Interesting.. The crypts you have, do they contain any red pigmentation? Where they close to the anubias within the same tank or opposite end?
11-06-2014 08:38 PM
IDR I just re-did an entire corner of my 29G as a forest of Crypts sp. — lutea (my favorite), wendtii and undulata.

I'll post a photo of it as it's growing in later tonight when I'm home.
11-06-2014 08:06 PM
rajah_22 I lost a whole bunch of anubias to rhizome rot a few months back. None of the crypts in the tank showed any issues at all.
11-04-2014 11:41 PM
HybridHerp No, I keep both in the same tank, no issues.

I think the only crypt I've ever lost was my Nurii in my tank crash but even then it may come back
11-04-2014 04:47 PM
AquaAurora
A question

I have an interesting question for all you crypt owners, specifically those that owned crypts and anubias in the same tank (submerged):
Anubias can suffer from a contagious disease called rhizome rot, which pretty much sums up what it does to the plant. This disease can also infect crypts but manifests by dissolving leaves.
Has anyone here run into this issue of loosing their anubias and crypts to dissolving/melting?
11-04-2014 02:33 PM
HybridHerp awesome crypts
11-04-2014 12:53 PM
keydoc I am happy I got some new Crypts this year.


Cryptocoryne bullosa 'Sarikei'
I am little bit worried about this one. Last time I was unsuccessful. The photo of freshly imported plant.


Cryptocoryne striolata 'West Kalimantan'
The photo of freshly imported plant.

Update:

Cryptocoryne auriculata 'Tiger stripes' 'Julau'
Approx. 6 months old.
In the right corner - C. minima (locality unknown)


Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green Gecko'
05-26-2014 01:59 AM
Monster Fish
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Any tips for helping crypts that melted down to nearly nothing recover in the tank? I have a couple C. green geckos that used to be sooo nice about a year back, but gradually melted away. I figured out that problem (soil compaction in a dirted tank), and I've got them in a gravel + root tabs substrate now, but no growth. Other crypts that had the original problem are starting to regrow, but not these.
Float the rhizomes and wait for them to produce leaves and roots. Plant when they have a pair of leaves.
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