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Old 12-31-2012, 04:26 AM   #331
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1. Here is a list: C. bullosa, C. hudoroi, C. uenoi, C. keei, C. crispatula var balansae, C. aponogetifolia, C. wendtii (will get bullated leaves under certain conditions), C. pallidinervia. I'm sure there are others that I overlooked. Some crypts may have bullation in their leaves and loose them depending on growing conditions, but the first 6 mentioned above are always bullated IME.

2. Most crypts will get a bronze/rust color and not a true red like in some stem plants. C. wendtii 'green gecko' can have some nice red in it (probably the closest to a true red that I've seen). C. keei can get a nice rust color under high lighting. I would say C. wendtii 'red' is more of a brownish/bronze color.

3. Yes, C. parva can grow into a very dense thick carpet. It may take a while though.

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Need to find someone who has these crypts for sale.

Before you make a purchase I strongly suggest you do some research on the these sp. of crypt. Some are a bit more demanding. Considering the co$t of some of these you'll want to have a proper environment ready. There are some good reference links in the 1st few posts on this thread.

Best of luck. C. Keei is my personal favorite that I can not keep alive.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:16 AM   #333
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Before you make a purchase I strongly suggest you do some research on the these sp. of crypt. Some are a bit more demanding. Considering the co$t of some of these you'll want to have a proper environment ready. There are some good reference links in the 1st few posts on this thread.

Best of luck. C. Keei is my personal favorite that I can not keep alive.
Too true. Hudoroi is one I really wish would survive for me.
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Too true. Hudoroi is one I really wish would survive for me.
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Best of luck. C. Keei is my personal favorite that I can not keep alive.
Both grow like weeds for me.
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Both grow like weeds for me.
Do you have hard water? I get the feeling that that may be my missing ingredient...
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Do you have hard water? I get the feeling that that may be my missing ingredient...
Yes, I have hard water. My tank is also pressurized co2, ei fert, root tab.
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Yes, I have hard water. My tank is also pressurized co2, ei fert, root tab.
Maybe that's my problem with C. Keei my tank is not on steroids
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I added a new link on page #2 about leaf color, "Why are RED plants RED

I think a good read that explains why our Crypt leaves look like they do.

If you have Crypt related informational links that would expanded the knowledge base please PM me and I'll add them to the Links page.
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Am curious if anyone thinks crypts do better in harder water?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:58 AM   #340
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my c. pontederifolia matured into a nice little motherplant. i didn't realize it sprang runners with daughter plants throughout my emersed tank untill i pulled her up
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I'm sure this might have been brought up in this thread already, but 340ish posts isn't my idea of a pleasant evening. Anyway, the question, do ramshorns and/or pond emails eat crypt lutea or wendtii red? These are my first crypts (only had them for a few days now) and I'm seeing conflicting info in my searches.

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They won't eat healthily crypt leaves. They will keep them clean of algae.

I suggest you read the thread a few chapters at a time.
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my c. pontederifolia matured into a nice little motherplant. i didn't realize it sprang runners with daughter plants throughout my emersed tank untill i pulled her up
Nice!! My C. Moehimannii had crazy long runners like that.
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I have a lot of Wendtii Bronze, and they melted, and are growing back nicely, but it's weird some of them came back green? O.O why is this?
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I have a lot of Wendtii Bronze, and they melted, and are growing back nicely, but it's weird some of them came back green? O.O why is this?
Crypts adapt to the new conditions water, substrate & light. Your current conditions are correct for that crypt to grow green leaves.
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