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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I ordered about a month ago C. spiralis and if anything goes according to plan, it should have a place in my tank tomorrow evening.

I'm planning on putting it were today a C. balansae is thriving , shadowed by Vallisneria in a 2,5 WPG tank.

C. Kasselman mentiones that it's not the most easy plant around. Anyone here experiences with this plant? How tall does it really get, how much space shoul I offer this plant



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I put some in my tank a month ago and it seems to be doing fine. I moved some around yesterday and the roots are taking off nicely. I think what I bought was emersed growth because the new leaves have more of a textured appearance. The C. Spiralis looks like the C Balansae I have.
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Its a weed, it will be sprouting new plants everywhere. I pulled all of my plants out of a ten gallon tank and then a month later there were 8 new ones poping up out of the substrate. It was 20 inches tall in there.

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Far be it from me to disagree with Ms. Kasselmann, but IME this is one of the easiest and most robust plants I've ever grown. It takes a couple of weeks for the plant to recover from the shock of transplanting (but it shouldn't melt if it has submsersed leaves), and then once it hits critical mass it just takes off--grows very fast for a crypt. Mine grew leaves easily over two feet in length, and that's the only reason I got rid of it. I'd love to make this plant the cornerstone of a taller tank.
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It's a weed.

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I just wanted to clarify, when I call it a weed I mean it grows quickly and tall, I pulled it all out of a ten gallon tank and replanted the ones I didn't sell in a 30 gallon. I think it is a pretty plant, for a weed.

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Any time I call an aquarium plant a weed, I only refer to it's exceptional growth vigor and ease of cultivation. In the context of my yard is different

I think I have a photo of the root ball from a single small spiralis that I replanted last month. I'll post it next week if I remember.

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