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I just wanted to share some pictures of my emersed Cryptocoryne and Lagenandra set up. I have a 55G freshwater set up and a 10G blackwater set up.
This is the list of Cryptocoryne species I maintain.
1. Cryptocoryne cordata var. ‘Rosanervig’
2. Cryptocoryne cordata var. ‘Thailand’
3. Cryptocoryne cordata var. cordata
4. Cryptocoryne affinis
5. Cryptocoryne albida
6. Cryptocoryne beckettii
7. Cryptocoryne ciliate
8. Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae
9. Cryptocoryne spiralis
10. Cryptocoryne spiralis ‘dwarf’
11. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
12. Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia
13. Cryptocoryne moehlmannii
14. Cryptocoryne usteriana var. ‘Red’
15. Cryptocoryne walkeri
16. Cryptocoryne parva
17. Cryptocoryne x willisii
18. Cryptocoryne x willisii var. ‘brown’
19. Cryptocoryne wendtii var ‘green’
20. Cryptocoryne wendtii var ‘brown’
21. Cryptocoryne wendtii var ‘Tropica’
22. Cryptocoryne wendtii var ‘ Mi Oya’
23. Cryptocoryne wendtii var ‘ Green Gecko’
24. Cryptocoryne wendtii var 'Florida Sunset'
25. Cryptocoryne wendtii var.’Narrow’ ( Wild collected hybrid with very narrow leaves)
26. Cryptocoryne wendtii X ‘hybrid’ (Another wild collected hybrid)
27. Cryptocoryne usteriana
28. Cryptocoryne elliptica
29. Cryptocoryne longicauda
30. Cryptocoryne minima
31. Cryptocoryne pygmaea
32. Cryptocoryne bangkaensis ‘Bangka Dwarf’
33. Cryptocoryne noritoi
34. Cryptocoryne x purpurea nothovar. purpurea
35. Cryptocoryne undulata
36. Cryptocoryne ideii
37. Cryptocoryne cordata var. zonata
38. Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
39. Cryptocoryne crispatula var. flaccidifolia
40. Cryptocoryne hudoroi

Lagenandra sp
1. Lagenandra thwaitesii
2. Lagenandra meeboldii var. ‘Pink’

Here are some pictures .



Cryptocoryne usteriana var. ‘Red’



Cryptocoryne spiralis ‘dwarf’



Cryptocoryne albida


The old emersed set-up. I had to update this to a 55G rather quickly as I got more addicted to this.

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Bhushan
 

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Pictures of some of the spathes I have had over the last year.
C. pontederifolia spathe



Cryptocoryne usteriana 'Red' spathe





Cryptocoryne usteriana



Cryptocoryne wendtii var.'Florida Sunset'

 

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How about some specs on the setups? Soils used? temperature? Humidity control? Fertilization technique?
Freshwater set-up:
55G with 65W PC Coralife and 30" T5NO Coralife strip.
I have mostly used Aquasoil ( new and used one from old tanks) with laterite, sand , dolomite , peat etc in various quantities depending on the type of crypt.
I have never measured the temperature but the room temperature is generally between 74-78 F. No humidity control other than the glass covers over the tank. I mist it once a day. Fertilization generally done when plants show any deficiency. I use Miracle Grow plant food sticks.

Blackwater set-up:
10G with a regular 15W florescent lamp.
Substrate is Amazonia , laterite and peat. I use RO water.
wow, very cool! can we see some pictures of your lagenandras? I've heard of them through various sources, but i've never actually seen one.
Thanks. Both the Lagenandras have become huge. They were one of the reasons I moved to a 55G . Right now the L. thwaitesii is outgrowing the 55G. I will have some pictures tomorrow.
What a list! These emersed crypt set ups are really popping up everywhere :)
Very nice! That's a heck of a list! I'm working my way up to a collection that size ;)
Thanks. There are quiet a few people here who have better collections than this.

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Wow man you have an amazing collection. I love your new spathe pictures.

Can you suggest any sources for Lagenandra?

I saw that you had that C. cordata var. cordata in Swap and Shop. I wondered what the foliage of that one is like(?). Is is visible in that tank picture?
 

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Wow man you have an amazing collection. I love your new spathe pictures.

Can you suggest any sources for Lagenandra?

I saw that you had that C. cordata var. cordata in Swap and Shop. I wondered what the foliage of that one is like(?). Is is visible in that tank picture?
Thanks. Right now I do not know any particular source other than hobbyist here and over at APC. I am mostly going to have a plant of L. thwaitesii up for sale soon when I re-pot my L. thwaitesii.
I will have a picture of C cordata var cordata up tomorrow. It is on the extreme right corner of the 20G picture. It has dark olive green leaves and is dark red below.
 

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Here are some old pics from last year.

Cryptocoryne cordata var. ‘Rosanervig’



The C.cordata var. 'Rosanervig' has been one of the slowest growing crypt for me.

Cryptocoryne cordata var. ‘Thailand’



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Finally I got a chance to take some pics of the Cryptocoryne and Lagenandras. These are the latest pics taken few days back. The L thwaitesii is out growing the 55G.

Cryptocoryne cordata var. cordata



Lagenandra thwaitesii



Lagenandra meeboldii var. ‘Pink’



Cryptocoryne noritoi



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Some more pictures.

Cryptocoryne x purpurea northvar purpurea



Cryptocoryne pygmaea



Cryptocoryne affinis



Cryptocoryne minima ' Bukit Merah'



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Does that C. cordata var. Thailand have variegated leaves or it is just a reflection? It made me do a double take after seeing it.
 
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