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For those that have experience with Cryptocoryne parva, do you think I would be able to grow this plant in a 75gallon, eco-complete substrate, no co2, with 110w pc lighting?

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I've seen people post that parva is one of the more light loving crypts. I have it growing very well in a 30 with a soil substrate under a 96 watt PC light where it is shaded by a large Barclaya and several large C. moehlmannii. So, if you don't shade it under your 110 watt lights I think it might do ok for you. Since I don't know anything else about your water or abilities, however, I can't say for certain that it will grow for you.

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My most healthy parva that I have ever grown was for the most part completely covered by a carpet of peargrass. I had to dig the parva out..and when I did, it was oh so healthy!!!


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What would you like to know about my water? I can run some tests when I get home. I have gH, kH, pH, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Ammonia test.

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I have found Parva's only down fall to be its slow growing speed. It took for ever in my tank to do anything... I got frustrated and got rid of it... Nice looking plant tho

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