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Few pics of my emmersed crypts. New Spathes!

Here is my newest addiction....immersed setup. Got a 20L with a 30" NO T5 and i am using a 100w heater in the water to provide humidity.





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Neat-O. What substrate are you using? What temperature is your heater set at?

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The substrate is called bacto light. Its peat with .85-.3-.5 slow release fertilizer and the heater is set at 80 degrees F. It keeps the tank at about 82F with the lights on and 80-90% humidity, 78F with the lights out.

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Cool setup. Can you post a picture of how your heater is setup?

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The substrate is called bacto light. Its peat with .85-.3-.5 slow release fertilizer and the heater is set at 80 degrees F. It keeps the tank at about 82F with the lights on and 80-90% humidity, 78F with the lights out.
What does .85-.3-.5 mean?

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Sweet setup!


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That's looks good so far. You will have a wild jungle in there pretty soon.

I think that you mean "emersed", not "immersed".

You might get better colors from your plants with somewhat cooler temps.
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I think that you mean "emersed", not "immersed".
Yeah that's a grammar fail on my part. I am quite immersed in emersed setups tho.

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You might get better colors from your plants with somewhat cooler temps.
Ill try turning the temp down to about 74-76 degrees. Does that sound about right?

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New pics! I wanna see that weird crypt you keep telling me about

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Nice setup!

We need a list of all the Crypts you got in there!





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So its been approx 2 months since ive set this tank up, here are a few up to date pictures. Enjoy!

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Left:


Crypt. usteriana X walkerii:


Underside of usteriana X walkerii:


Crypt. undulata:


Unknown crypt close up:


Crypt. crispatula var. flaccidifolia (lego get me correct name plz ):


Crypt crispatula var. balansae:


Crypt green X hybrid:


Unknown crypt (maybe bronze?):


Hygro polysperma:


Crypt pontederiifolia:


Crypt wendtii brown:


Crypt Florida sunset:


Crypt cordata blassii:


Crypt 'rosanervig'


Unknown crypt(submersed form):

leaf coloration

underside color


Anyone know what this could be on my hygro leaves? Its hard and scaly but doesnt rub off.




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Your plants have beautiful colors--nice work!

I don't know what that stuff on the hygro leaves might be. I have seen something similar before that I imagined to be salts that the plant was purging through the leaves, but those little granules just rubbed right off.
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Your plants have beautiful colors--nice work!
Thanks hydrophyte! Have you ever used any of the Monty's Joy Juice brand stuff? I recently got some of the organic carbon that ive been using and its working wonderfully. When used in combo with the fert it helps the plants to absorb it more quickly through the leaves plus it helps to stabilize the soil. Would recommend!

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That second unknown crypt looks very similar to my wendtii bronze, but I am no expert. The Florida Sunset looks great, makes me want to get one.
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