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Tips for planting potted crypts ...

Best way to plant crypts that are purchased in pots with rockwool? Thanks
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Remove from pot

remove rockwool

seperate plants (there are usually 3 or 4 plants in a pot)

trim roots for ease of planting

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personally i leave the plants as one because crypts are such slow growers and i like the the look of the full clump.

also i don't cut the roots, i just wrap them around themselves so it makes a nice ball and plant it like that

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personally i leave the plants as one because crypts are such slow growers and i like the the look of the full clump.

Agree 100%. My first planted Bowl included 1 potted Crypt plant that I separated into 5-7 plants and spaced them out to get the most bang for my buck. 6 months later and it has yet to show much growth.
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Agree 100%. My first planted Bowl included 1 potted Crypt plant that I separated into 5-7 plants and spaced them out to get the most bang for my buck. 6 months later and it has yet to show much growth.
They're not THAT slow - they need food.
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Here's a good video from tropice

http://youtu.be/44cDbR2YvK4
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They're not THAT slow - they need food.
with just root tabs growth was painfully slow. with roottabs and dosing they are just slow.

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With my finnex lights, root tabs, pressurized co2 and dosing the crypt wendittis I had grew like crazy. Putting out a new leaf every couple of days.
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Best thing to do when you want to propagate crypts is to plant them emmersed in potting soil.
I keep an empty 7g tank with a glass cover for that purpose. Spray them twice a week and fertilise (N + K) every 2 weeks.

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With my finnex lights, root tabs, pressurized co2 and dosing the crypt wendittis I had grew like crazy. Putting out a new leaf every couple of days.



CO2 is the key element. Without CO2, as Aquatic Delight and I mentioned, it grows painfully slow.
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CO2 is the key element. Without CO2, as Aquatic Delight and I mentioned, it grows painfully slow.
I didn't see anything about co2. Lol. Had no clue what the factors were in this.
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I'm assuming different types of crypt plants grow at different rates and it might help to know which type of crypt the OP got to advise better how to plant.
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I'm assuming different types of crypt plants grow at different rates and it might help to know which type of crypt the OP got to advise better how to plant.
as far as i understand it, the planting and growth rates are basically the same across the board.

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as far as i understand it, the planting and growth rates are basically the same across the board.
I agree but might suggest that crypt Parva is the slowest of all the crypt's.
Crypt balansae is fastest I have witnessed of the crypt's.This plant grew from around five inches, to top of 80 gal in a year.
Low tech,NON CO2,weekly addition of dry fertilizer's.
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I have the same crypt plant growing that I have had for 7 years. I took the wool off the roots carefully, and planted with root tabs. I put some root ferts into the dirt once a month and it has grown very well for 7 years.

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