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05-21-2015 08:58 PM
philipraposo1982 Maybe together we can find out what is causing the not so great looking leaves.
05-21-2015 08:57 PM
philipraposo1982 What are you tank parameters like? Co2? What lighting? Substrate? Got any pics?
05-21-2015 08:53 PM
Madsci
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Originally Posted by philipraposo1982 View Post
Hey everyone,

I just discovered this post and have been reading through it from the beginning and loving all the great info so far. I only made it to page 13 before I felt the urge to post.

I have been in the hobby for just over a year and more recently been seeking out crpyts as my favourite plant. I my 75g is full of non-stem plants with minimal dosing and no co2 or excel.

Here is my humble collection which will continue to grow.
- Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia
- Cryptocoryne Cordata 'Grabowski'
- Cryptocoryne Crispatula Balansae
- Cryptocoryne Green Gecko
- Cryptocoryne Parva
- Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
- Cryptocoryne Spiralis
- Cryptocoryne Wendtti (Red, Green, Brown)
- Cryptocoryne unknown

My pontederiifolia throws up new leaves regularly but the leaves don't seem to do very well. I only have two of these plants and they are on the small side. The leaves seem to get spots on them. not the typical gsa type of spots but maybe a disease or another type of algae. Black spot? The leaves don't get covered either, and they live for quite a while before really looking bad and I remove it. I really want this plant to thrive as I like it a lot. Anyone have some suggestions?

Here is a pic of the unknown crypt, hopefully someone could give me an idea of what it might be. I understand its difficult to id crypts without a flower but thought I would try.



thanks.
I think the crypt you've got in the picture there is c. walkeri lutea, judging by the bright green/brown color and the upright/kinda slender leaves.

As for your Pontederiifolia, I have the same problem and it's really too bad because other than that it's one of my plants that's doing the best and regularly throws runners.
05-18-2015 06:54 PM
philipraposo1982 Hey everyone,

I just discovered this post and have been reading through it from the beginning and loving all the great info so far. I only made it to page 13 before I felt the urge to post.

I have been in the hobby for just over a year and more recently been seeking out crpyts as my favourite plant. I my 75g is full of non-stem plants with minimal dosing and no co2 or excel.

Here is my humble collection which will continue to grow.
- Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia
- Cryptocoryne Cordata 'Grabowski'
- Cryptocoryne Crispatula Balansae
- Cryptocoryne Green Gecko
- Cryptocoryne Parva
- Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
- Cryptocoryne Spiralis
- Cryptocoryne Wendtti (Red, Green, Brown)
- Cryptocoryne unknown

My pontederiifolia throws up new leaves regularly but the leaves don't seem to do very well. I only have two of these plants and they are on the small side. The leaves seem to get spots on them. not the typical gsa type of spots but maybe a disease or another type of algae. Black spot? The leaves don't get covered either, and they live for quite a while before really looking bad and I remove it. I really want this plant to thrive as I like it a lot. Anyone have some suggestions?

Here is a pic of the unknown crypt, hopefully someone could give me an idea of what it might be. I understand its difficult to id crypts without a flower but thought I would try.



thanks.
05-18-2015 05:09 AM
Monster Fish
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Originally Posted by dpod View Post
Damn that looks nice! It's not sending out runners, is it?
Nah. It's rather slow growing for me, especially in low tech. It takes months for it to send out a new leaf.

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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Anyone have crypt suggestions for submerged growth crypt that gets 9-12"? Need something in this range for a cry to pico I've setup.
Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia or Cryptocoryne moehlmannii.
05-17-2015 10:58 PM
AquaAurora Anyone have crypt suggestions for submerged growth crypt that gets 9-12"? Need something in this range for a cry to pico I've setup.
05-15-2015 07:46 PM
nbr1rodeoclown My small collection:
* = reasonably sure
** = confirmed

Submersed:
*C. petchii
*C. crispatula balansae
*C. wendtii green
*C. wendtii tropica
*C. wendtii mi oya
*C. lucens
*C. lutea
*C. spiralis

Emersed:
*C. petchii
**C. wendtii green
**C. wendtii tropica
**C. wendtii mi oya
**C. lucens
*C. lutea
*C. spiralis
*C. pontederiifolia
*C. ideii
*C. affinis metallic red
C. balansae flaccidifolia
*C. spiralis
12-05-2014 09:03 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 08:37 PM
dpod
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Originally Posted by Monster Fish View Post
Glad to see this thread alive again. Here's my C. cordata 'Rosanervig'.

Damn that looks nice! It's not sending out runners, is it?
12-05-2014 01:06 PM
HybridHerp
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Originally Posted by Monster Fish View Post
Glad to see this thread alive again. Here's my C. cordata 'Rosanervig'.




Low tech yah? That looks nice
12-05-2014 11:29 AM
Saxtonhill Glad this thread is still going! Such a treasure trove of good ideas and knowledge
11-14-2014 12:37 AM
Monster Fish Glad to see this thread alive again. Here's my C. cordata 'Rosanervig'.

11-13-2014 02:16 PM
IDR

The crypts in this tank (Lutea, Wendtii, Undulata) are my favorite plants!
11-07-2014 04:07 AM
Aceman Where can I find some of the flamingo ?
11-07-2014 03:46 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.
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