First time Crypt grower....does my Nurii look normal? UPDATED PIC 1/12
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:15 AM   #1
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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.






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Old 01-05-2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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That doesn't look so good. You better box it up and send it to me
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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Aside from the above, it looks bloody fantastic.
Now, surrender to me your Nurii :P
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Your Crypt looks amazing! Keep up the conditions.
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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!
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:55 AM   #6
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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.
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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

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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Older pic from my tank, C. Nurii in grown in MTS:



Not saying ADA substrate is bad, just I think for crypts Mts is a better option.
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Older pic from my tank, C. Nurii in grown in MTS:

That looks nice...maybe I should start adding more iron to get the red leaves.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:21 AM   #10
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Here is a cool comparison pic from 1 week of growth. You can see that the leaf in the middle is getting larger.

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Here's mine newly planted
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:22 AM   #12
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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
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looks good to me!
I want one now! lol
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Sorry but what is MTS?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #15
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Sorry but what is MTS?
I believe it stands for Mineralized Top Soil.

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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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