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planting crypts...

so, how the heck do you plant crypts without burying the rhizome? Is it okay if the rhizome is just under the gravel?


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Sure, if you don't have much to work with that is fine, I try to pull them up a little after a week or so, until I get them where I like.


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Planting Crypts

Hello fire...

I plant mine in pots with an organic potting mixture covered with some pea gravel substrate and then into the tanks. I'm careful not to cover any leaves and the Crypts grow fine. In the potting mixture, they grow a lot faster.

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Just use tweezers. Much easier. You can stick it as deep as you want and then pull it back up till the rhizome is just below the substrate line.


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Makes you wonder how anything can live in nature without humans to micro manage their little worlds.
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If you don't have enough roots yet, they can grow more if you let them float a few weeks.

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Makes you wonder how anything can live in nature without humans to micro manage their little worlds.

I know right. Well, I've managed to pull it off... I really hope they survive, haha.


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That was a very good point made to burry then deeper than needed and simple pull them up to the correct ht.
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