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Today 12:31 PM
Hobbes1911 The C. sp 'Lingga 19 Platinum line' should open soon:


This plant has been blooming for me pretty much nonstop. I'm going to try to extract the spathe once it's open and look into the pollination chamber.
Yesterday 08:32 PM
Hobbes1911 Let's see:

- norotoi
- cordata var. cordata
- sp. pankal pinang
- jacobsenii "Rompin"
- sp. Lingga 19
- longicauda 'pudin besar'
- dewitii 'Kiunga forest'
- edithiae
- fusca 'wongso'
- villosa
- random wendtti that I threw in there for another project and it stayed
- matakensis 'green'
- matakensis 'brown'

I probably forgot one or two. I am mainly focusing on acidic species right now. The next large set up will be a basic set up but that's still in the future. There are definitely sources of crypts in the country that you don't have to risk getting screwed over on prices internationally with crypts. I'd be careful with that, apart from possibly having customs seize the package etc.


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Originally Posted by Madsci View Post
Got a species list so I might start pestering you to share?

Bump:

Thanks! I got my bullosa from a guy in Latvia a couple weeks back - guy shorted me 1/3 of the plants and the 2 I got don't really look the same, hmmm a bit sketchy..... I ordered a couple more from him that I should get in a few weeks, I'll be sure to post again here when I get a firm idea of what I've got though.
Yesterday 07:56 PM
Madsci
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Originally Posted by Hobbes1911 View Post
These are my guys. All emersed grown:



Got a species list so I might start pestering you to share?

Bump:
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Originally Posted by shloken38 View Post
You have some nice crypts, some I haven't seen around. May I ask where you go that Bullosa from? Saw that for the first time the other day on Facebook.....love it!
Thanks! I got my bullosa from a guy in Latvia a couple weeks back - guy shorted me 1/3 of the plants and the 2 I got don't really look the same, hmmm a bit sketchy..... I ordered a couple more from him that I should get in a few weeks, I'll be sure to post again here when I get a firm idea of what I've got though.
Yesterday 07:07 PM
Hobbes1911 These are my guys. All emersed grown:



Yesterday 04:57 PM
philipraposo1982
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Originally Posted by philipraposo1982 View Post
Though this might interest some of you guys.

The first year I ran my tank I had safe t sorb substrate which was causing my water to become very acidic. I didn't realize this until well into the tanks light. I always struggled to grow c. Pontederiifolia as its a hard water crypt. Since I have made the switch to pfs and did the rescape on my tank I been monitoring the growth of this plant. I currently have two of them and both melted back to almost nothing but have been growing since.

Here is a photo timeline of the one plant that had a decent amount of roots. You can see the new leaf is still not perfect but its far better than anything I have grown from the plant in the past. Very pleased with it.

Hopefully the newer leaves will be even better.

Here is a link to where the photos can be seen.

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/ph...ontederiifolia
Forget to mention that these photos were taken 24 hours apart from each other. I am doing the same thing with the smaller plant as its putting up a new leaf ATM.

Also keep in mind the leaf started forming before the rescape, I think that's why the tip of it is not so good looking.
Yesterday 04:54 PM
philipraposo1982 Though this might interest some of you guys.

The first year I ran my tank I had safe t sorb substrate which was causing my water to become very acidic. I didn't realize this until well into the tanks light. I always struggled to grow c. Pontederiifolia as its a hard water crypt. Since I have made the switch to pfs and did the rescape on my tank I been monitoring the growth of this plant. I currently have two of them and both melted back to almost nothing but have been growing since.

Here is a photo timeline of the one plant that had a decent amount of roots. You can see the new leaf is still not perfect but its far better than anything I have grown from the plant in the past. Very pleased with it.

Hopefully the newer leaves will be even better.

Here is a link to where the photos can be seen.

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/ph...ontederiifolia
Yesterday 02:18 AM
Monster Fish That's enough lighting for it. If it's shaded, let it receive more light. Otherwise, leave it alone and let it do its thing.
Yesterday 01:54 AM
philipraposo1982 Finnex planted plus.
Yesterday 01:34 AM
Monster Fish
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Originally Posted by philipraposo1982 View Post
My crypt wendtii green grows great with a darkish red too. But my gecko has not. PH is 7.6 ish, nitrates stay around 10-20, temp is 77, GH and kh is 7 and 8 degrees respectively. I try and maintain 10:1 nitrate to phosphates too.
Everything looks good. What's your lighting like? In my shrimp tank, the Green Gecko is the tallest growing plant in the tank so it's never shaded.
06-01-2015 08:34 PM
shloken38
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Originally Posted by Madsci View Post
Rescaped my crypt collection this weekend, thought you guys might enjoy




Crypts:
affinis green
affinis metallic red
albida costata
beckettii
beckettii petchii
bullosa
dewitti
hudouri
ideii
moehlmannii
norotoroi
nurii
nurii Pahang mutate
parva
pontederiifolia
undulata
usteriana
walkeri legroi
wendtii
wendtii green
x willisii
(sp.) - Unknown Sri Lanken (assumed), probably undulata or walkeri of some variety

I'm on the fence with what I want to do for a fert dosing schedule, anybody want to chime in what they do for their crypt tanks?
You have some nice crypts, some I haven't seen around. May I ask where you go that Bullosa from? Saw that for the first time the other day on Facebook.....love it!
06-01-2015 11:32 AM
philipraposo1982
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Originally Posted by Monster Fish View Post
C. wendtii 'Green Gecko' is just as easy as other wendtii varieties IME. Just don't crowd it and leave it alone after planting it and it should become a weed. I have it in a low tech shrimp tank and it grows nicely textured leaves with the red blotch down the middle of each leaf.

What's your water parameters?
My crypt wendtii green grows great with a darkish red too. But my gecko has not. PH is 7.6 ish, nitrates stay around 10-20, temp is 77, GH and kh is 7 and 8 degrees respectively. I try and maintain 10:1 nitrate to phosphates too.
06-01-2015 11:22 AM
Madsci Rescaped my crypt collection this weekend, thought you guys might enjoy




Crypts:
affinis green
affinis metallic red
albida costata
beckettii
beckettii petchii
bullosa
dewitti
hudouri
ideii
moehlmannii
norotoroi
nurii
nurii Pahang mutate
parva
pontederiifolia
undulata
usteriana
walkeri legroi
wendtii
wendtii green
x willisii
(sp.) - Unknown Sri Lanken (assumed), probably undulata or walkeri of some variety

I'm on the fence with what I want to do for a fert dosing schedule, anybody want to chime in what they do for their crypt tanks?
06-01-2015 03:18 AM
Monster Fish C. wendtii 'Green Gecko' is just as easy as other wendtii varieties IME. Just don't crowd it and leave it alone after planting it and it should become a weed. I have it in a low tech shrimp tank and it grows nicely textured leaves with the red blotch down the middle of each leaf.

What's your water parameters?
05-31-2015 10:41 PM
philipraposo1982 anyone got any advice for growing crypt green gecko? I have one that I got a while ago but I can't seem to get it to grow well. It throws out new leaves every so often but they are not very big and sometimes comes out curling to the right or left.

The color is nice lime green as it should but the red / pick center is not as bold as I would like to see it. Its in a low teh tank with no co2 or excel so maybe thats it?

if anyone has grown this plant successfully submersed I would love some advice.

thanks.
05-24-2015 05:37 AM
Monster Fish Crypts will do fine with Excel if they're already used to it and you keep up with regular dosing. However, adding Excel for the first time to a tank full of established crypts will result in some melting.
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