|03-06-2014 01:30 AM|
|06-06-2013 12:56 AM|
|04-30-2013 04:40 PM|
As a lifelong fan of Crypts I'm blown away by the species here, many of which are known to be "troublesome" (esp. keei). It sure takes a while to read all this but good on you for posting so many pictures!
Two points: 1) back in january when the osmocode root balls made things go bad - too much nitrate at the roots too quickly. Better to get some clay, mix it with manure that's been wetted then dried, twice. 2) What's the CO2 at? What light is on that now? Crypts will put down their leaves parallel witht the substrate under (what they think is) high light. To get them to reach up and have nice pointy tips screaming upwards you want as much co2 as you can get and not that much light. Then try extra hard to reach the "sun". A gro-lux tube helps too, the extra red light stretches them a bit, red is filtered out of deep water very quickly (unlike blue which makes plants more compact; red elongates) and this puts some of it back. An incanescent/halogen bulb would do that soo, or I suppose high powered red leds.
Such a great effort! Thanks for taking the time and trouble to document it so thoroughly!
|04-27-2013 03:40 AM|
|sjb1987||Were you able to keep the e. Hydropiper alive emmersed or submersed...heard alot of people lost it|
|04-26-2013 07:31 PM|
|pianofish||Update on the flamingo??|
|04-15-2013 07:16 PM|
|04-15-2013 02:16 PM|
I can say the same thing. My submerged flamingos look like they have some tiny new leaves, but I'm not really sure if they are new or if I'm just hopeful.
It looks like the flamingos (emersed) that took a beating on the way melted back but I don't want to disturb them yet. Maybe the roots survived ...
|04-15-2013 01:53 PM|
Over APC, there is a thread that talks about crypt allelophathy. I honestly I haven't witness that as much because crypts are so resilience. If they can't grow in this place, then will send their runner to another location.
Quick update: The submerged flamingos are just idling. Not really showing any additional growth. But the emersed flamingos have put out a couple of new leaves from the plants that are alive. New leaves are lime green and not pink. I'm just happy to see them living.
|04-12-2013 01:31 AM|
Funny, i also had a major melt on my end. Lost almost half of my crypt growth. I planted mine and let the leaves melt off into the tank. With in the next couple of days i was seeing massive melting. Its only affected my crypts.
I've been looking into allelophathy as a possibility.
I did a massive water change and so far the melt off has stoped. Im also seeing new growth.
Congrats on the success so far. I hope it keeps up.
|04-09-2013 02:19 PM|
|04-09-2013 02:17 PM|
I just checked this morning on my emersed setup, I got a few new leaves from my surviving Flamingo. The leaves are tiny but it is growing.
A few of my submerged specimen are like yours... just hangin on but I got one that is growing a couple of new leaves. Again they are tiny but growing.
|04-09-2013 03:54 AM|
Re: n00dl3's 180G Rare Crypts Collectoritis Journal - New Update 4-7-2013
I have faith you will revive them.
I am Rowdaddy.
20L Convict "Bedroom"
1.5gal in progress
55 gal Paludarium/Vivarium coming soon
|04-09-2013 03:18 AM|
They weren't in pure sphagnum. I top dressed some aquasoil with sphagnum, and also tried top dressed peat moss + earthworm castings with sphagnum. Neither were really effective. Straight aquasoil seems to be working best.
None of mine look very happy though. I think I spy a tiny new leaf on one of the emergent ones. The submerged ones are just kind of hanging on for now.
|04-08-2013 06:46 PM|
How are all yours doing?
|04-08-2013 03:34 AM|
|toksyn||I'm observing the same thing on my end regarding the C. "Flamingo". I can tell you definitively that live Sphagnum isn't something that they seem to like.|
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