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02-05-2014 02:46 PM
johnson18
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
Thanks, I'm hoping it will develop more as I can not be sure at this point what it is.
What source will you use to help you identify the species or have you been at it long enough you'll know? These pictures had me heading on over to Jan's The Crypt Pages to read through the various cordata plants, again. I know there are a bunch of Cryptocoryne websites but that's the one I've found most informative.


Denske, I will definitely be planting the C. sp. 'Flamingo' submerged to begin with and use any subsequent plants to convert to emersed.
02-04-2014 11:39 PM
saddletramp Dogfish,that is really a strange spathe. In those photos, it almost looks like a leaf that is standing straight up and getting ready to unfurl.
Hopefully you can post a couple of shots when the spathe opens more. Maybe it can be identified.
Thanks for showing it.
Bill
02-04-2014 08:23 PM
denske I was actually gonna try that myself, the flamingo i purchased was already converted to submerged from H4N, the pic is in my avatar. I have 2 other small baby plantlets from that guy, and 1 is going in my emersed tank. I was just waiting for the roots to get bigger. Mine is a little different from Aarons though, if i were you id plant it submerged and wait till it throws a runner than try the runner emersed. Aarons seems to grow fast it shouldnt be long before you have one.
02-04-2014 04:07 PM
johnson18 I've got a question for the keepers of Cryptocoryne sp. 'Flamingo'. Does anyone have any positive experiences(or negative, really) transitioning this plant from submersed to emersed? I have one on the way from AaronT that has been growing submersed and I'm more interested in keeping the plant emersed. Most of the discussion I've found regarding transitioning this plant is in regards to converting it from the tissue culture to either emersed or submersed, rather than between the two states once already established in a more conventional substrate.

If the feedback suggests that converting from submersed to emersed is next to impossible, I have no plans on committing the plant to certain doom. I really can put it in either set up, I'm just curious what others have experienced.
02-04-2014 01:04 AM
denske
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Originally Posted by johnson18 View Post
What lights are you using? I've gotta replace the bulbs over my emersed 55 full of crypts. Currently running a 48" dual 54w bulb t5ho with 6700k & 10,000k corallife bulbs. I think I'll probably go with the Giesemann bulb, looking at one Midday and one Aquaflora. Any thoughts from any of the experienced crypt collectors on the subject of bulbs/lights?

Plants look good! I was thinking ferts might need to be upped too. The plant you received as a griffithii, looks just like the griffithii I've got. I really like the grey/silver accents this plant gets on it's leaves.

1 aquaflora, and 1 midday look great, im using a 36" 4x39w ATI dimmable sunpower running 100% for 12 hours, im using 2 gman middays, 1 uvl redsun, 1 ati purple plus. Par is around 150 to the top of the pots. I might even lower the fixture a few inches, its currently like 20" above the pots.
02-04-2014 12:53 AM
DogFish
Ttg

02-04-2014 12:50 AM
johnson18 Dogfish, that's a pretty cool looking spathe!
02-04-2014 12:46 AM
johnson18
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Thats thing Bill, im using a ton of light over them! I got 4 39 watt t5's over them, producing around 150 par. Ill try upping the ferts.
What lights are you using? I've gotta replace the bulbs over my emersed 55 full of crypts. Currently running a 48" dual 54w bulb t5ho with 6700k & 10,000k corallife bulbs. I think I'll probably go with the Giesemann bulb, looking at one Midday and one Aquaflora. Any thoughts from any of the experienced crypt collectors on the subject of bulbs/lights?

Plants look good! I was thinking ferts might need to be upped too. The plant you received as a griffithii, looks just like the griffithii I've got. I really like the grey/silver accents this plant gets on it's leaves.
02-04-2014 12:35 AM
DogFish
02-04-2014 12:13 AM
denske
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Originally Posted by saddletramp View Post
Your plants look very good to me. Great color on the nurii.
The noritoi looks as though it could use some nitrogen and maybe more light. The leaves show that pale yellow. It is a heavy feeder and should have loads of roots growing out the bottom of the pot. It grows fast and multiplies faster than most other Crypts.
Your moss might need some ferts as well, but that is a question for a moss expert. I never worry when it looks as yours does.
Great job with what you are growing
Thats thing Bill, im using a ton of light over them! I got 4 39 watt t5's over them, producing around 150 par. Ill try upping the ferts.
02-04-2014 12:04 AM
DogFish
02-03-2014 07:10 PM
saddletramp Your plants look very good to me. Great color on the nurii.
The noritoi looks as though it could use some nitrogen and maybe more light. The leaves show that pale yellow. It is a heavy feeder and should have loads of roots growing out the bottom of the pot. It grows fast and multiplies faster than most other Crypts.
Your moss might need some ferts as well, but that is a question for a moss expert. I never worry when it looks as yours does.
Great job with what you are growing
02-03-2014 05:57 PM
denske Heres a few from my collection,
Crypt Noritoi
Been worried about this guy, when i received him, he had huge leaves. So big that they would droop into the water, they slowly started to look really bad so i would clip them. These leaves are much smaller, but the growth is constant. When it had huge leaves, i only had 5-6 leaves on him. Also my moss is growing a ton, but its a very pale green, almost yellow color, any ideas?




Crypt Hudoroi
Growing nice, but once again the moss color concerns me


This was sold to me as Crypt griffithii



Crypt Nurii
This guy has a cool color variation on the leaves and getting ready to flower.




Thanks for looking, any help on the Norotoi and the moss is greatly appreciated, thanks.
01-31-2014 01:28 AM
johnson18
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Originally Posted by wicca27 View Post
Ok i have a question. Since this is a crypt "club" can we post that we would like to "swap" this for that in this thread? i would rather do it with others here than in the swap and shop, but dont want to get this shut down. i know it would all go though pm's. example would be " i have ...... would any one be interested pm me?"
I'm a fan of plant trades. I've got a couple fairly comprehensive lists in my tank journals of the plants I've got.
01-29-2014 07:44 PM
wicca27 Ok i have a question. Since this is a crypt "club" can we post that we would like to "swap" this for that in this thread? i would rather do it with others here than in the swap and shop, but dont want to get this shut down. i know it would all go though pm's. example would be " i have ...... would any one be interested pm me?"
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