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Crypt Carpet?

I am considering making a crypt carpet out of C. Wenditti. Do any of you have experiance with this? Advice? Comments?

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It'll be one rather tall carpet. That plant can easily reach 18 inches in height.

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My Wendtiis grow a little too upright to be a carpet in all but the tallest tanks. Plus the leaves get to be a good 8-10" long. This in my 40g breeder with 192w of PC lighting.

It would look cool in a 30" tall 150g tank though.

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If you use C. Wenditti bronze 'tropica' it stays small and could make a really cool crypt carpet. Of course it will take quite a few plants, or quite a bit of patience..

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I am using the bronze.... I didnt know there were others.... how tall will a bronze get?

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On the little tag that came with my wendtii 'tropica' it lists 6-10cm high, 8-12cm wide.
Mine was tiny when I bought it, a couple cms in either direction. Been growing like hornwort lately though, hope the tag's right about the size.

EDIT: 2.5-4 inches high, 3-5 inches wide.
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I thought about doing that myself. But I just cant get that stuff to grow. I have the same small plants for like 2 months
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My C. wendtii v. "tropica" is a pretty big plant. I would say 8-10 inches tall. It does lay flatter, if you can really say that, then some other forms of Crypt. I don't think it would make a good carpet plant.

C. wilisii might, might, be a better choice.

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You really need a deep tank to make a crypt carpet work, and a lot of money to buy enough plants to get the carpet established. Even C. parva, which stays small, does not make a very good carpet as it take it forever to start to spread. Use crypts in bunches to make a 'stand' or a hedge, and use domething else for a carpet.

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