|12-05-2014 10:03 PM|
|AquaAurora||Well I'm suffering crypt melt, but I'm 99% sure its because of the spreadable disease 'rhizome rot' often found in anubias. I'd stupidly kept some in a tank with crypts and now they are melting (removed the anubias as soon as I suspected it.. but it was too late...). I've had these crypts since the summer and never had melting issues. Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates are 0ppm, dosing Seachem:excel, potassium, phosphorus, flourish, iron (and now nitrates), pH is always stable 7.5, hard water, temp 78, low lighting.... Really going to be pissed if I loose all my wendtii and parva... I was going to convert the tank to pure crypt in the spring but no chance of that if the disease is in there ugghh.|
|12-05-2014 09:37 PM|
|12-05-2014 02:06 PM|
Low tech yah? That looks nice
|12-05-2014 12:29 PM|
|Saxtonhill||Glad this thread is still going! Such a treasure trove of good ideas and knowledge|
|11-14-2014 01:37 AM|
Glad to see this thread alive again. Here's my C. cordata 'Rosanervig'.
|11-13-2014 03:16 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Nice to see this thread alive! Here's a couple of my past and current crypt tanks. Poor photos but you get the idea...
20 gallon with a balansae problem...lol
|11-06-2014 08:54 PM|
|11-06-2014 08:38 PM|
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|
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
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