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Forum: Plants   12-03-2015, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Madsci
Crypts (and from what I can tell, buce from my...

Crypts (and from what I can tell, buce from my experience over the last few weeks) do just fine with Excel. I've probably grown 20+ species in Excel. I just started dosing it again the other day and...
Forum: Plants   11-18-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,048
Posted By Madsci
I have very hard water. Crypt noritoi I believe...

I have very hard water. Crypt noritoi I believe is a hard water crypt (if submersed culture is viable long-term, I think this would be the tank for it), crypt albida I suspect would be a hard water...
Forum: Plants   11-18-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Madsci
Hey guys, I'm having trouble keeping some of my...

Hey guys, I'm having trouble keeping some of my submerged crypts. (Planted + 24/7, sand capped topsoil, CO2, EI dosing and occasional root tabs)

Crypt norotoi is a lush green when I can get it to...
Forum: Plants   11-02-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Madsci
Those look awesome in there, don't look much like...

Those look awesome in there, don't look much like balansae at all. I might just have to jump on them, they would make a great contrast to the rest of my crypts.
Forum: Plants   11-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Madsci
Anyone know much about crypt tonkinensis?

Found some tissue culture cryptocoryne tonkinensis online. I don't think I've seen this crypt around before but it looks like it could bring some interesting contrast to my crypt collection. Internet...
Forum: Plants   10-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Madsci
I think I've heard this is an algae, not a true...

I think I've heard this is an algae, not a true moss, so probably not able to grow emersed.
Forum: Plants   09-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Madsci
Lutea got to be maybe a foot tall before it got...

Lutea got to be maybe a foot tall before it got too tall for me to keep anymore, wendtii all got to be a couple of inches shorter. It took maybe six months for them to get so tall though - might be...
Forum: Plants   09-04-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Madsci
His description is for crispatula balansae. The...

His description is for crispatula balansae. The picture could be right though, it's a small plant but I've never seen it with emersed growth.
Forum: Plants   09-04-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Madsci
C. ideii is the next shortest I've seen to parva,...

C. ideii is the next shortest I've seen to parva, and albida/costata only gets to be like 3 or 4 inches tall, about the same height as lucens (synonymous with x willisii).

Just a couple notes on...
Forum: Plants   09-01-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Madsci
Crypt tanks are all about patience and a bit of...

Crypt tanks are all about patience and a bit of forethought - you'll move plants around and, depending on how things go, it could take weeks to realize what shifting the plants around will actually...
Forum: Plants   08-20-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Madsci
Don't do it. Adding an airstone will only off-gas...

Don't do it. Adding an airstone will only off-gas your CO2 and equilibrate it with atmospheric levels.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-31-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By Madsci
I think you should yank the swords and stick with...

I think you should yank the swords and stick with a crypt theme - you've already got a decent collection going! (I'm biased though, my main tank is exclusively crypts).

But those wendtii you've...
Forum: Plants   07-29-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Madsci
I interpret that as saying that the compact...

I interpret that as saying that the compact strain is a derivation of the stricta strain - that is, a mutation was found in someone's stricta that decreases the internode stem length and it was...
Forum: Plants   07-29-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Madsci
Well they're stem plants, so they'll get as tall...

Well they're stem plants, so they'll get as tall as you let them. That said, I wouldn't use either of the as a midground plant as they can get pretty huge but there's another cultivar, H. corymbosa...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-20-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Madsci
I'm not sure my question was entirely clear - I'm...

I'm not sure my question was entirely clear - I'm not so concerned whether I can grow buce in this tank, more if I really should. My focus when I set up this tank was growing crypts, so I've...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-17-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Madsci
Bucephelandra in crypt tank?

I rescaped my 20G long crypt collection last week, culled a couple species and moved everything to more size-appropriate spots. I've got about 15 Here's a quick cell pic of how it's looking thus...
Forum: Plants   07-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Madsci
I'm all about cryptocorynes so that's my...

I'm all about cryptocorynes so that's my suggestion - how tall of a tank are you looking to stock? Generally, crypt hudouri, affinis, and nurrii are all really cool and do well under those lighting...
Forum: Plants   06-17-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By Madsci
It's not that people want it to be sick, it's...

It's not that people want it to be sick, it's just that it's more likely that it's sick than a new variation, especially based off of one picture. Also, none of the newer leaves are showing the same...
Forum: Plants   06-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By Madsci
Kinda looks like the leaf has been damaged, are...

Kinda looks like the leaf has been damaged, are you sure that the leaf is not just beginning to melt? If the leaf wasn't like this when it emerged it likely isn't anything like...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Madsci
I run a 2213 on my 20 long, I love it. It's...

I run a 2213 on my 20 long, I love it. It's awesome with an in-line heater and CO2 atomizer. I also run a Koralia 425 (had it from my HoB days) and an Eheim surface skimmer. My crypts get some flow.
Forum: ACUREL Aquarium and Pond Care   06-11-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Madsci
I had a small aquarium that I kept when I was a...

I had a small aquarium that I kept when I was a kid, but nothing much bigger than a couple gallons. I'd visit my uncle frequently; he'd take me to the local aquarium, he very much enjoyed fishing,...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-11-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Madsci
Yup, that's why I tossed all the stem plants and...

Yup, that's why I tossed all the stem plants and switched to all crypts in a shallower tank - once they settle in you never have to touch them (unless you keep buying more plants and have to make...
Forum: Plants   06-03-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Madsci
Dwarf tiger lotus would probably work, might stay...

Dwarf tiger lotus would probably work, might stay compact for a little while but eventually will try to reach for the surface. Also crypt wendtii, lutea, balansae, spiralis, or even ciliata (if you...
Forum: Plants   06-02-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,048
Posted By Madsci
Got a species list so I might start pestering you...

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

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...
Forum: Plants   06-01-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,048
Posted By Madsci
Rescaped my crypt collection this weekend,...

Rescaped my crypt collection this weekend, thought you guys might enjoy

http://imgur.com/T3jJUkL.jpg


Crypts:
affinis green
affinis metallic red
albida costata
beckettii
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