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11-27-2016 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post
I don't have any secrets. I use a 3" plastic pot and fill it about 1/2" with gravel, then a 2" layer or so of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix (not organic / not moisture control / use regular) and top it off with about a 1/4" layer of Special Kitty cat litter. I re-pot species about once a year.
Picture showing pots of various species being grown in humidomes
I see the tops are not on tight. From what I have read that is very important so that the plants don't consume all of the Co2 in the containers.
11-13-2016 06:52 PM
Patriot I'm still trying to get my plants to be deep red. They are brown also covered I algae.
11-13-2016 12:55 AM
BDoss1985 Tessa is right on this, i have red green and bronze and at times I've only been able to tell the red apart due to the stem being deep red.

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11-12-2016 01:15 PM
Originally Posted by LifesABichir View Post
Hello! I received c. wendtii green and it's turning brown over the months. Is it a different type I received?
Crypts tend to have a mind of their own. I bought a bunch of green wendtii (at least that's what it said on the tag), now almost a year later some are bright green, some green mixed with brown and some almost coppery brown.
11-12-2016 07:47 AM
LifesABichir Hello! I received c. wendtii green and it's turning brown over the months. Is it a different type I received? Also the last image does not look like my other wendtii. The leaves are thinner.
11-08-2016 02:22 AM

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10-25-2016 08:17 PM
agimlin Just ordered 2 pots of parva 2 pots of wendtii brown and two pots of spiralis for a 29g

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10-21-2016 09:20 PM
birbaliktanki Please ID this crypt. I got them about 6 weeks ago from an lfs. It has grown smaller since them. I'm thinking it's a pygmaea since it's been sourced here before in the Philippines. The 1st picture is when i first got them and the other pics are what they look now.
10-20-2016 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by BDoss1985 View Post
None for sale HanAquatics had some

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None for sale? =( awww... I was actually expecting to buy some..
10-20-2016 05:31 PM
Originally Posted by Mike16T View Post
Does anyone have some Crypt Parva "MINI"?
None for sale HanAquatics had some

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10-20-2016 05:28 PM
Mike16T Does anyone have some Crypt Parva "MINI"?
10-20-2016 08:36 AM
Originally Posted by jcmv4792 View Post
Need identification on this crypt. Was sold to me as crypt balansae but doesn't look like balansae in other photos at all. Others have suggested retrospiralis, crispatula flaccidfolia..etc. These are 2ft+ long

It could be C. spiralis "Shola"
10-20-2016 08:30 AM
birbaliktanki I'm just wondering how is C. norotoi different from C. pontederiifolia? What are the most obvious difference between the two? Because I bought a crypt about 2 months ago not the one I posted about yesterday and it's very similar to norotoi. The leaf is very broad and the new leaves coming out is almost heart shaped.
10-13-2016 07:04 PM
Madsci So I'm tearing my 20 gallon crypt tank to upgrade to a 40 gallon. Not only did I end up with about half a dozen gallon-bags but I found this surprise on my c. norotoi!

I'm so psyched, this is only the second crypt I've gotten to flower, hopefully it will do so again when I get them all to their new home over the weekend.
07-28-2016 11:20 PM
BDoss1985 Awesome Dennis I'm guessing you're growing one of those for me too huh? Lol

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