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Old 02-20-2013, 12:59 AM   #361
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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 .
+1 for crypt crew here. Wendtii (green) and lutea for now, more to come in the next week or two; planning on starting up a 20 long this weekend.

And yes, light levels and tank parameters make a much bigger difference than I thought they would...I bought a pack of crypt wendtii from petsmart back in August or September, and it had four little sections of plant in it. I put two in my betta tank and two in my blue dwarf gourami's tank. Now, the crypts in the betta (well, African dwarf frog tank now, the betta finally signed off a couple weeks ago ) are low and bushy, having been under a stronger light. The gourami's crypts haven't gotten quite as much light, but are just as full, twice as tall, and the leaves are bigger and longer than the other ones. Even I can't seem to stop them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:17 AM   #362
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Here's my hopeful list if I make my tank around Easter I heart crypts

-Background
-C. Ballansae
-C. Spiralis
-C. Blassii
-C. Wendtii "Mi Oya" or "Tropica" I haven't decided yet.
-C. Wendtii "Green"

-Midground
-C. Pontederiifolia
-C. Beckettii
-C. Wendtii "Florida Sunset"
-C. Rosanervig (Another one to come in later once the tank is established)
-C. Ciliata
-C. Lutea
-C. Wendtii "Red" (Has always grown smaller than other wendtii varieties for me)

-Foreground
-C. Parva (I'm gonna sink a good bit into this to plant a nice carpet and see how it fares. I think it could happen maybe?)
-C. "Flamingo" (I really would love this one )
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #363
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Here's my hopeful list if I make my tank around Easter I heart crypts

-Background
-C. Ballansae
-C. Spiralis
-C. Blassii
-C. Wendtii "Mi Oya" or "Tropica" I haven't decided yet.
-C. Wendtii "Green"

-Midground
-C. Pontederiifolia
-C. Beckettii
-C. Wendtii "Florida Sunset"
-C. Rosanervig (Another one to come in later once the tank is established)
-C. Ciliata
-C. Lutea
-C. Wendtii "Red" (Has always grown smaller than other wendtii varieties for me)

-Foreground
-C. Parva (I'm gonna sink a good bit into this to plant a nice carpet and see how it fares. I think it could happen maybe?)
-C. "Flamingo" (I really would love this one )
This sounds like one heck of a build. What size tank?

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #364
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20 gallon long it'll be heavily, but tastefully planted. There's a photo in the thread in my sig that shows my inspiration from a 25 gallon tank.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:15 PM   #365
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Anyone know what crypt sfek is?
Got a picture?

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #366
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Cryptocoryne cordata "KR01"


Pink / maroon metallic leaves!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #367
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:30 AM   #368
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I'm so glad I just ran across this thread. I'm getting ready to do a 75 gal all crypt tank and I had no idea what all to get. After about another week of looking through this I might be able to come up with what all different types I want.
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Anyone know of a crypt less than six inches tall, requires only moderate light, no additional co2, and spreads fairly quickly?

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C. beckettii "Petchii" fits that description for me.

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Anyone know of a crypt less than six inches tall, requires only moderate light, no additional co2, and spreads fairly quickly?

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:38 AM   #371
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C. beckettii "Petchii" fits that description for me.
Got a bunch of extra? I mean a bunch too. I'm trying to "carpet" a 125 gallon.

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C. Willisii or lucens would also fit the bill. They look like larger versions of C. Parva
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #373
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Sold my C. Becketti patch after 1 year. From 2 mother plants. Lost count around 100


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Old 03-18-2013, 12:04 AM   #374
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Crypt roots contest!!!!

I had a crypt wendtii tropica that got so big it wound up cracking the 4.5" diameter clay pot that it was in:





Here's the whole de-potted plant taking up roughly an entire bare bottom 10g breeding tank:

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:07 AM   #375
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Nice plant with nice roots!
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