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Old 02-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Crinum calamistratum Help


I recently purchased a Crinium calimastratum for my planted cichlid tank. I think it it one of the most beautiful plants i have ever seen. I have other plants in the tank that are thriving marvelously. I currently have these other plants
Scientific Name / Common Names

- Cabomba pulcherrima / Purple Cabomba
- Vallisneria americana / Water Celery
- Cabomba caroliniana / Green Fanwort
- Ceratophyllum demersum / Hornwort
- Rotala macranda / Red Japan
- Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
- Alternanthera reineckii /

I use eco complete substrate and i am doing dry ferts
- KHO3
-MgKPh

along with
-Flourish comprehensive (SEACHEM)
-Trace (SEACHEM)

Light is being timed for 6 hours daily at this time

Running DIY CO2 yeast/sugar generator.

Everything in the tank beside the C. calimastratum is thriving and i don't know if the plant was weak due to shipping to the fish store i bought it from or something else. Any advice or help in advance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Try root tabs. I use Pfertz, seachem bought at a LFS will do. They seem to be heavy root feeders.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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Try root tabs. I use Pfertz, seachem bought at a LFS will do. They seem to be heavy root feeders.

Thanks, i have not used root fertilizers before. At this point i am willing to try anything though. I'll pick some up later today and put some in there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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My experience is that this plant takes a little longer than most to establish itself. They might lose a number of outer leaves but as long as some new ones are coming in too you should be fine. Once it gets going it spreads a fairly broad root system so the root feeding idea makes sense.
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Yes this plant is finicky. Everytime you replant it or move it around it will take awhile for it to get going again. But yes it establishes a huge root system.
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Default Plant has been returned , starting again.

Thank you for the advice guys. I ended up taking the plant back to the store i bought it from and exchanged it for a bigger and healthier one. I have set my root fertz in place though and i have placed it in a location with plenty of water flow. I have read that the plant thrives nicely with water current and i did not have that previously. The plant is truly beautiful, hopefully it can thrive and grow with the changes i have made, the plant i currently have came with two bulbs already growing from it on the sides!
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