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Old 01-21-2013, 03:16 AM   #1
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Crypt Carpet


I've heard about these recently, how do you do these? And is it only certain species of Crypts like parva? Would this be possible with Wendtii?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:25 AM   #2
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My little clumps of Crypt parva are spreading well in the lightly shaded part of my high light tank. In the open they weren't doing well. I think that if you have the patience, they'd be a gorgeous carpet plant. I also have another crypt I can't identify that's staying about 2 inches in diameter and has been sending out runners making a bit of a carpet.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #3
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I guess i have what might be called a 'carpet' of wendtii. I have about 30-40% of my
75gal planted with this crypt.
They don'y hug the substrate but I like the look of it. There are still holes that need to fill in.

I will try to get a decent pick this morning for you. Biggest issue for me is they grow so slow
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Man, my photography skills suck!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I wanna do something like that on just one side of my 75, and with a mix of different crypt species.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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the thicker areas create such a great maze/shelter for smaller fish
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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Those pics are pretty sweet.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #9
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Micing different crypts in a clump looks messy for me. A nice clump of wendtii green looks great for me. I have a crypt wendtii green that stays small and low and very compact. I dont know why.
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