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post #46 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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The new crypt flamingoís new growth is coming in very, very nicely. Itís also growing faster than I thought, putting out three leaves in less than a month (got it October 20th). Just under a leaf a week? Iíll take it! Hopefully it only speeds up as it gets more and more established.




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This crypt forest is really explosive, even still. Iím loving it but also worried that itís going to get to the point where itís going to take over that entire side. My pogostemon yatabeanus is struggling a little now, it used to be solid as a rock for me, and Iím afraid itís because of the dense crypts itís next to.





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I want that pearling crypt blob!
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Speaking of crypt blob. I did a minor rescape today to get proper depth in the aquarium. Hereís the crypts all pulled up. It was more than even I thought.

Sorry for my messy visage, itís Sunday and all Iím doing is watching football and playing with aquariums lol.

For reference, Iím 6í4Ē and was just holding it up in front of my chest.




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Wow, that is a lot of crypt! I didn't know crypt could get so big!
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Wow, that is a lot of crypt! I didn't know crypt could get so big!


Oh yeah, over time with a lot of light and co2, it gets downright out of control.


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Oh yeah, over time with a lot of light and co2, it gets downright out of control.
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You have those things on steroids or what? How long have they been in there to grow that big?
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That's pretty impressive. And you really need a journal, LOL.


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Those crypts are incredible!!
I am thinking I need to make some more effort with my crypts now. I would love to get something looking like that!


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Holy cow. What's the name of that big crypt on the right?
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That's pretty impressive. And you really need a journal, LOL.

Thank you! And Iíll start one soon. Iíve been using this thread as a journal of sorts but a proper one would be good.

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You have those things on steroids or what? How long have they been in there to grow that big?

Hahaha theyíve been growing about two years? I think. Maybe a year and a half. The steroids would be co2, high light, a mix of aquasoil in the substrate, and EI dosing.

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Holy cow. What's the name of that big crypt on the right?

The big crypts are undulata red (same ones Iím holding).

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Those crypts are incredible!!
I am thinking I need to make some more effort with my crypts now. I would love to get something looking like that!

Thank you! Most effort with these things is just patience and not being afraid to prune, heavily if necessary.

This is what the tank looks like now. Once itís cleaned up a bit more and grows in, I think itís a big improvement. Also shopping for a good foreground plant for the now open left side. It released a lot of crud pulling these plants up so Iím giving the tank a break until this weekend, then Iím gonna pull up the lobelia and AR mini, do a big trim, and replant to get things a bit more clear for water flow.

I moved about half of the crypt undulata red to the back, moved over the Vesuvius sword the blyxa was concealing (and I was able to split it into two plants), pulled the hygrophila pinnatifida (Iím unable to grow it how Iíd like so itís gone), and moved over the pogostemon yatabeanus in its place.

Oh, and I maaaajorly thinned out the java fern. It was holding onto too much waste in its dense mat.

Once everything was pulled up and the water was fouled, I drained the tank 90%, filled, then drained 90% again to get as much crud out as I could, then filled. The fish seemed to love it! Iím just hoping it doesnít impact the cherry shrimp too harshly.






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Very nice! How about a video?
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Thank you sir! On a different note, some m. parkinsoni arrived yesterday. They were delayed by a day and still arrived in perfect shape, just a little shaken not stirred. lol
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