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Old 03-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #31
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Thanks for the kind words everybody.

Does anybody know why my plant has multiple colored leaves whereas all the ones I see on the internet seem to be of consistent color? All the leaves on my plant are healthy upon inspection but they range from green to yellows.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #32
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Thanks for the kind words everybody.

Does anybody know why my plant has multiple colored leaves whereas all the ones I see on the internet seem to be of consistent color? All the leaves on my plant are healthy upon inspection but they range from green to yellows.
Cryptocoryne coloration is incredibly variable. You may have had changing light or nutrient conditions between each of the different colored leaves.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #33
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Wish I could get color like that out of my crypts! They look really good.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #34
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So I tore the plant apart yesterday and replanted in my mid-ground since it was taking up prime real estate in the back left corner (this will now be used for L Tornados that I picked up from Tom Barr). For some reason the Nurii just kept spreading and did not grow tall so my tank looked uneven. The one original mother plant became four and I also have a bunch of baby plantlets that I gave out/sold off. Since moving it over to the new spot, the Nurii has been pearling but that's probably coming from damaged spots when I was ripping it all apart. I made sure to trim the roots and put in Osmocote pills in the substrate prior to planting.

I like it much better in this spot...it should look really nice once the HC fills in.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #35
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So do we have you hooked on Crypts yet?

Looks very nice! Do you have enough room in front once it fills out? I plant mine at lead 6" from the front of the tank glass.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #36
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So do we have you hooked on Crypts yet?

Looks very nice! Do you have enough room in front once it fills out? I plant mine at lead 6" from the front of the tank glass.
Thanks!

LOL. Yup, I like my Nurii very much. As you can see it's become the center piece of my tank.

The plant is about an inch from the glass but I won't really let it take over....I'll probably just keep ripping it up and replanting to the side until I run out of room.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:50 AM   #37
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The Nurii was starting to take over my 60-P so it was time to move it out. Glad I did since there were tons of shoots coming out all over the place once I got to the roots. Hydrocotyle Japan just went in its place as a foreground plant. At the same time I decided to set up a Nurii and moss tank with a bare bottom.

I planted the crypts with soil, crushed up almond leaves and capped it with ADA Africana mixed with Akadama. Here are some quick pics of the plants and how they look inside their new tank. I will fertilize lightly and inject a ton of co2 going forward. Since I just dropped them in there the water is a bit cloudy.....should look nice next time I do an update.

And yeah, I started with one plant not too long ago. :-)



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Since moving it into a new tank two of the plants started growing black flowers. Does anybody know anything on this subject? Should I trim the flowers or will they eventually wilt away?





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Old 05-26-2013, 04:54 AM   #39
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Just saw this thread. I have serious catching-up to do. My nurii just got replanted. All 3 leaves of it...
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:01 AM   #40
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I get lots of flowers. (3 so far this year) I just let them wilt away when done.
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Update on the above pics....nuriis starting to take off.

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Wow! You've done really well with your C. nurii!! I just got 10 of them that I split between submersed & emersed. I hope I can be as successful with these as you have! Beautiful plants!
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Wow! You've done really well with your C. nurii!! I just got 10 of them that I split between submersed & emersed. I hope I can be as successful with these as you have! Beautiful plants!
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Looking very nice.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:11 AM   #45
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UPDATE 7/25:

I am really starting to see the potential of this plant. The colors are all over the place which makes it rather unique.





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