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So my crypt wendtii started out really filled out and fluffy under my old lights staying close to the substrate and now with my new lighting its growing away from the substrate and taller. This means I have less light now that before right?
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That could be one cause for it growing larger. Might also just be that the plant has aged and is growing larger leaves because it is a larger plant. Sagittaria subulata does this as well.

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My old light was three t8s on the glass and now I have a canopy with white insides and a single t5 with good reflectors about 10in above tank im trying to balance it out. But both of these I had/have a thick floating Mat on the surface with. I was thinking maybe I have to lower the t5 but I'm unsure
 

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I had wendtii under high light and in dirt...it was short at first but then with all the growth potential decided to get huge, and kept trying to grow taller than itself.

If you have your crypts growing fast, its worth trimming them back if you don't want them to take over....wendtii can and will get a foot tall if you let it.

My wendtii is now in eco complete, still high tech, in a taller tank, and its not getting the hight it did with a dirt substrate...but if it starts getting too tall I've got my scissors ready.
 

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My crypts do the same in my 55 they are easily a foot tall now.

In my 20L under low to med light they dont get much taller than 3 to 4 inches.

The taller ones tend to send runners while in my 20 they are more dense.

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Well I actually would like to see them get that tall because ive never had one do that they are always short and bushy this one only grew like 2ins and lost the bottom leaves after I changed the light and now it doesn't seem like it's doing anything
 
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