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n00dl3 11-13-2011 01:36 AM

n00dl3's 180G Rare Crypts Collectoritis Journal - New Update 4-7-2013
 
Hi Everyone,

This is my first journal. Just rescaped today so I figured, I will start a journal to document the growth and development of the tank. I love low maintenance tanks because I do not have time to manicure and rescape every week.

Filter: 75 Gal Sump

Light: 2x 80 Watts T5, Finnex Rays 2 LED for 8 hours

Water Change: It is hooked up to my automatic water change system so it gets 8% water change per day.

Fert: Modified IE through my auto dosing system.

CO2 : Pressurized CO2 system, it goes on 1 hrs before the light is on and off 30 minutes before the light goes off.

Substrate: ECO Complete mixed ADA Aquasoil Amazonian

Fish: Few Ginga Rubra guppies, few cardina tetra, a few otos (started with 30 of them), a couple of cories.

Plants Updated 1-18-2013:
  • C. Uenoi
  • C. Keei 'Jambusan'
  • C. Keei 'Bau'
  • C. Nurii 'Rompin'
  • C. Bullosa 'Pakan'
  • C. Bullosa 'Sarakei'
  • C. Bullosa 'Bario'
  • C. Nurii Pahang Mutated
  • C. Kota Tingii
  • C. Auriculata Betong
  • C. Auriculata 'Tiger Stripe' Pakan
  • C. Cordata KR01
  • C. Hudoroi
  • C. zukalii
  • C. sp Bukit Ibam "Yellow Ring"
  • C. Cordata 'Rosanervig' with veins
  • C. Minima 'Gasser'
  • C. sp rompin
  • C. aponogetifolia
  • C. Affinis 'Red'
  • C. Purpurea
  • C. Ideii
  • Alternanthera sp. 'variegated'
  • Jumbo Trident Java Fern,
  • Taiwan Moss
  • Fissiden
  • Microsorum pteropus sp. 'red'

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n00dl3 11-13-2011 01:39 AM

I have L. Pantanal and HYPTIS LORENTZIANA coming this week.

i'm a ninja 11-13-2011 02:23 AM

I like it, it should look good all grown in. I would pull out the lighter colored rock though. Have you ever considered a carpet plant in this tank?

green_valley 11-13-2011 06:32 AM

Nice tank. I was curious if the cloudy water has cleared up?

n00dl3 11-13-2011 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by i'm a ninja (Post 1592790)
I like it, it should look good all grown in. I would pull out the lighter colored rock though. Have you ever considered a carpet plant in this tank?

The rocks are from the wifey... so I have them keep in the tank somewhere. She wanted to have something in the tank, we negotiated on the rocks.

Small crypts are my carpet plants. Just need them to multiple so they can fill in the empty spaces.

n00dl3 11-13-2011 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by green_valley (Post 1593094)
Nice tank. I was curious if the cloudy water has cleared up?

Thanks :)... It usually takes a few days for the cloudy to clear. I will probably need to clean the filters... but they are such a pita to clean them.

matty26 11-13-2011 05:43 PM

You should get some driftwood in there and more rocks!

n00dl3 11-14-2011 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matty26 (Post 1593421)
You should get some driftwood in there and more rocks!

I thought about this... but I want maximize my floor space to add more crypts!

I will add more stem plants in the back to give the tank more depth and color.

n00dl3 11-18-2011 12:15 PM

I couldn't take pictures of the fish in the tank. They were moving too fast for my camera phone.

The tank is still cloudy, I am hoping it would clear within the next week. If not, I might have to do a 30%-40% water change.

I also got a couple of specimens from Nick of bocopa japan and erio type 2... going to see if they will survive.

C. Nurii Pahang Mutated
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/b667ca0a.jpg

C. Uenoi - I have one baby on the right.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/289cdfca.jpg

C. Keei - Two babies on the left and right.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/25cfe37e.jpg

Super Red Rubin Lidwigia - It has doubled since I got them 4 weeks ago.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/ae489099.jpg

L. Pantanal - Just got them this week from Joraan
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/17cd2fb5.jpg

C. Nurii 'Rompin' - I love this plant...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/cb35d47c.jpg

Downoi - I was able to split the plant... so I got 3 crowns!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/0925a67d.jpg

C. Hudoroi - I got this two weeks ago... extremely slow grower!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/185c9f77.jpg

Hyptis Lorentziana - Just got this week from Joraan
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/47160638.jpg

C. Cordata KR01 - They are growing at a good pace but they need to make babies!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/834358e0.jpg

n00dl3 11-18-2011 01:04 PM

Here is my special helper!!!

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looking4roselines 11-18-2011 10:56 PM

Great Job on the c uenoi dude. It wasn't too long ago since you got the plant. I'm glad they're happy and well taken care of. A lot of people shy away from new crypts thinking that they're hard to grow because of the lack of info. In my opinion, they are just as easy as most of the ones that are already saturated in the hobby.

I read in Jan's crypt pages that c ferruginea cannot be grown in the long run. I got a few specimen grown submerged and I witnessed colors and patterns that I will never see in a emerged specimen. I have Frank testing a specimen for me submerged as well in a typical mts setting. So far so good.

n00dl3 11-19-2011 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by looking4roselines (Post 1600408)
Great Job on the c uenoi dude. It wasn't too long ago since you got the plant. I'm glad they're happy and well taken care of. A lot of people shy away from new crypts thinking that they're hard to grow because of the lack of info. In my opinion, they are just as easy as most of the ones that are already saturated in the hobby.

Thanks... I agree with you. Caring for rare crypts are the same as the less rare crypts. I enjoyed the rare crypts more because the colors and characteristics are different and awesome. I also think people can't justify spending big $$$ for a plant.

Quote:

I read in Jan's crypt pages that c ferruginea cannot be grown in the long run. I got a few specimen grown submerged and I witnessed colors and patterns that I will never see in a emerged specimen. I have Frank testing a specimen for me submerged as well in a typical mts setting. So far so good.
That is interesting... I would love to hear and see the result. If you need help on experimenting of growing any crypts submerged. I will gladly help you out.

looking4roselines 11-19-2011 02:16 AM

Yeah I'll definitely keep you in mind for any future experiments. Might have you try some crypt minima 'gasser'. I'll send them when I send you the cordata rosanervigs. Speaking of which, I think they're big enough to detach from the mother plants.

n00dl3 11-19-2011 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by looking4roselines (Post 1600665)
Yeah I'll definitely keep you in mind for any future experiments. Might have you try some crypt minima 'gasser'. I'll send them when I send you the cordata rosanervigs. Speaking of which, I think they're big enough to detach from the mother plants.

Awesome! PM is coming....

n00dl3 11-19-2011 11:45 AM

The tank is starting to clear up a bit. I heard Purigen helps clear up cloudy water, does it works?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5/16c37960.jpg


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