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hedge_fund 01-05-2013 03:15 AM

First time Crypt grower....does my Nurii look normal? UPDATED PIC 1/12
 
I received the crypt about 3-4 weeks ago and it finally started to grow. Couple leaves melted when I first put it in but now it's growing strong. I pump a ton of co2 and light in this tank so not sure if this is the way it's supposed to look when healthy.

That's not algae on the leaves by the way....it just looks like it in the pic but that's the pigment of the leaves.

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps2b18e717.jpg

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps545306d8.jpg

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps39d27cb2.jpg

MartyD 01-05-2013 03:31 AM

That doesn't look so good. You better box it up and send it to me :)

HybridHerp 01-05-2013 03:32 AM

Aside from the above, it looks bloody fantastic.
Now, surrender to me your Nurii :P

tex627 01-05-2013 03:35 AM

Your Crypt looks amazing! Keep up the conditions.

thefisherman 01-05-2013 03:35 AM

i think your nurii is sick... luckily for you i'm a crypt doctor and i have a special care unit all ready for your plant! :)

DogFish 01-05-2013 03:55 AM

One of my favorite Crypts.

Yes, they look normal. All Crypts are heavy root feeders, I feel to look EXCEPTIONAL, they need their roots in high quality MTS.

hedge_fund 01-05-2013 04:02 AM

That soil is brand new ADA Africana capped with Amazonia...I over did it with the substrate since it's about 3.5 inches thick in my 60-P.

Judging by the comments the Nurii is supposed to look like this so I'm pretty happy being that this is a fairly rare plant. haha

DogFish 01-05-2013 04:08 AM

Older pic from my tank, C. Nurii in grown in MTS:

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/SAM_3605.jpg

Not saying ADA substrate is bad, just I think for crypts Mts is a better option.

hedge_fund 01-05-2013 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DogFish (Post 2157425)
Older pic from my tank, C. Nurii in grown in MTS:

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/SAM_3605.jpg

That looks nice...maybe I should start adding more iron to get the red leaves.

hedge_fund 01-05-2013 04:21 AM

Here is a cool comparison pic from 1 week of growth. You can see that the leaf in the middle is getting larger.

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps0438c2aa.jpg

MartyD 01-05-2013 04:21 AM

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...3/DSC03247.jpg

Here's mine newly planted :)

DogFish 01-05-2013 04:22 AM

Fe is part of the answer. I believe MTS works because of the balance of all minerals, organics, bacteria etc., etc. there's a symbiosis to it that I don't feel one can achieve by just adding parts.

But, then again I still believe in Santa Clause :smile:

h4n 01-05-2013 02:59 PM

looks good to me!
I want one now! lol

babydragons 01-05-2013 03:51 PM

Sorry but what is MTS?

hedge_fund 01-05-2013 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by babydragons (Post 2159417)
Sorry but what is MTS?

I believe it stands for Mineralized Top Soil.

Quote:

Originally Posted by h4n (Post 2159121)
looks good to me!
I want one now! lol

Once it takes off I'll send you a few plantlets. The first pic I posted shows some small ones that I ripped off my mother plant...they are towards the front of my tank.


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