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Old 01-17-2013, 05:38 AM   #346
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what do you mean by correct? and that's another odd thing, they're not all green. idk maybe it's a different plant?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #347
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Hello all fellow Cryptocoryne enthusiasts!

I have recently re-entered into the hobby and am gradually starting to
grow my collection. I currently am limited to the generally available
species, list as follows:
- C. Wendtii "Bronze"
- C. Wendtii "Red"
- C. Wendtii
- C. Pontederiifolia
- C. Parva
- C. Retrospiralis
- C. Crispatula var. Balansae

Just recently I set up an emersed growth tank. It is a bit unusual
configuration, I think you will find it interesting. If the thing succeeds
I will post more details & pictures.

I have lots of the Retrospiralis if anyone is interested in trading.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #348
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Hello all fellow Cryptocoryne enthusiasts!

I have recently re-entered into the hobby and am gradually starting to
grow my collection. I currently am limited to the generally available
species, list as follows:
- C. Wendtii "Bronze"
- C. Wendtii "Red"
- C. Wendtii
- C. Pontederiifolia
- C. Parva
- C. Retrospiralis
- C. Crispatula var. Balansae

Just recently I set up an emersed growth tank. It is a bit unusual
configuration, I think you will find it interesting. If the thing succeeds
I will post more details & pictures.

I have lots of the Retrospiralis if anyone is interested in trading.
I'd love to increase my crypt collection. I recently purchased two species from my LFS (wendtii red, and lutea), and I've quickly fallen in love with crypts. I only have Java Fern to trade for your retrospiralis though. Don't know if that would work for you.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #349
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what do you mean by correct? and that's another odd thing, they're not all green. idk maybe it's a different plant?
Crypts are a very adaptable plant. they send time each year above & below the water depending on dry/wet seasons in their native habitat. Crypts come from various types of water and soil conditions. From brackish estuary steams to acidic backwater to mountain fed streams. They also are effected by light levels.

I would not be surprised if the same variety of crypt in 5 tanks had 5 different variations of the same leaf color/shape based on tank perimeters .
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #350
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Just thought I would join in the convo here........I don't have many crypts, but I do like them I have 5 crypt lutea at the moment. I do have a question about them - I got them when they only had 2-3 leaves, and they were very small. I planted them in my high light + co2 injected tank, and the new leaves are.....brown? Is this normal?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:20 PM   #351
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As a caveat top my post a few days ago, I have a TON of Java fern if anyone has any crypts that they want to trade. Just pm me for details.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #352
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Hey all, I just got my first two crypts last weekend:

1. crypt balansae
2. crypt albida

Out of these two which two takes the longest to adapt and/or recover from a melt? And which of these two is more difficult to cultivate?
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #353
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I would not be surprised if the same variety of crypt in 5 tanks had 5 different variations of the same leaf color/shape based on tank perimeters .
That's actually kinda sweet if you think about it!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #354
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Grats on your new crypts!

> 1. crypt balansae
In my conditions Balansae (4dKH, EI dosing, CO2 injection) grows like a weed.
I got a plant from the lfs in December. It had short emersed leaves. By last week
the leaves reached over 3 feet in length. I yanked the plant out, trimmed the leaves
off and put it in my emersed setup. I can't stand plants growing along the surface
of my tanks :-/

> 2. crypt albida
I haven't had this one.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #355
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Grats on your new crypts!
I yanked the plant out, trimmed the leaves
off and put it in my emersed setup. I can't stand plants growing along the surface
of my tanks :-/
Thanks for your reply. Another question....was it then difficult to transition it from underwater to an emersed set-up? I'm sure this caused yet another melt before it was able to grow in a pot?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #356
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IME Balansae is not very prone to melt. It had no melting issue going into my tank
(submersed conditions) after I got it from the store. Judging from the leaf shape,
it had been grown emersed at the farm.

I trimmed off all the leaves before putting it in my emersed setup so there's really
nothing to melt... It is too early to tell if the transition will be successful, but it looks good
so far, the first emersed leaf is starting to grow after less than a week.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:55 AM   #357
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check out this tank... Sweet as hell and very natural looking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11lEkr68TIk
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:52 AM   #358
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I am now a member of the Crypt club!

A couple weeks ago i was at the LFS and spotted a couple Wendtii "Florida Sunset" Crypts in the plant tank of death. I have never really desired to have Crypts in my tank for some reason. Today my daughter and i stopped by and they were still there, they were looking extra sad and covered in snails and Algae. I went ahead and snatched both of them up, i couldn't see letting them rot any more. After a quick H2O2 bath they went in the tank. Within 10 min i had two Amanos and three Cherries working away at them. They already look 100% better and i am sure they will live a happy and healthy lives. I am already looking to add more!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:28 AM   #359
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #360
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So I just got crypts for the first time last month....they have finally overcome their melting phase (took a couple weeks). Then I had to do a water change, only changed 10% of the water in the tank (careful about the water change b/c I know how sensitive they are) and today I noticed one of the crypts are already melting! Good grief!
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