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Old 01-12-2003, 06:06 PM
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I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy leaves?

I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully the
quality is ok...

http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg

When I purchased them they had smooth, green, oval-shaped leaves. I
guess they were grown emersed? I was told they were crypto. lutea. Are
these lutea? Or have I deformed them?

The substrate is flourite, w/no root tabs. I fertilize weekly with
flourish for my non root feeding plants.




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Old 01-12-2003, 06:32 PM
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that's the type of crypt they are, either called wenditti, I had some, very
nice looking ones you have...

When they are young, they have the oval shaped leaves... as they get older,
more mature, that's what they look like...


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"yk" wrote in message ...
I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy leaves?

I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully the
quality is ok...

http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg

When I purchased them they had smooth, green, oval-shaped leaves. I
guess they were grown emersed? I was told they were crypto. lutea. Are
these lutea? Or have I deformed them?

The substrate is flourite, w/no root tabs. I fertilize weekly with
flourish for my non root feeding plants.




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Old 01-12-2003, 09:02 PM
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RedForeman wrote:
that's the type of crypt they are, either called wenditti, I had
some, very nice looking ones you have...

When they are young, they have the oval shaped leaves... as they get
older, more mature, that's what they look like...



"yk" wrote in message
...
I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy
leaves?

I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully
the quality is ok...

http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg

When I purchased them they had smooth, green, oval-shaped leaves. I
guess they were grown emersed? I was told they were crypto. lutea.
Are these lutea? Or have I deformed them?

The substrate is flourite, w/no root tabs. I fertilize weekly with
flourish for my non root feeding plants.




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This is my tank which is planted with various types of Crypts., as you can
see some of them have brown to olive brown leaves. It also shows the growth
rate since July, no co2 and no fertilizer added. The pictures in July were
taken just after I thinned out the plants and took out two plastic carrier
bags full.

http://www.ftscotland.co.uk/gallery/...humbnails.html

Click on the thumbnails for a bigger picture
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Old 01-12-2003, 09:12 PM
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"yk" wrote in message ...

I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy leaves?

I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully the
quality is ok...

http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg

When I purchased them they had smooth, green, oval-shaped leaves. I
guess they were grown emersed? I was told they were crypto. lutea. Are
these lutea? Or have I deformed them?

The substrate is flourite, w/no root tabs. I fertilize weekly with
flourish for my non root feeding plants.




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RedForeman wrote:
that's the type of crypt they are, either called wenditti, I had some,
very nice looking ones you have...

When they are young, they have the oval shaped leaves... as they get
older, more mature, that's what they look like...


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Well thank you for the compliment! That's good to hear. I thought I had
done something wrong! I found them on ebay, I guess I meant to order
lutea, which seem to look very different. Although I think they're kinda
neat.

I can't tell if you're hinting or not, but if you'd like one I can send
you one or two (I only have three or four of them...), or I could give
you the name of the store...


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Old 01-12-2003, 09:22 PM
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No hinting, just playing.... They may not be wenditti, but I had wenditti
and it looked alot like yours... I would like to have some soon, doing some
tank redecorating... got a new 55g, gotta fill it to the gills.... hahaha!!!
no pun intended.... wait.. Yes it was....

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"yk" wrote in message ...
"yk" wrote in message

...

I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy leaves?

I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully the
quality is ok...

http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg

When I purchased them they had smooth, green, oval-shaped leaves. I
guess they were grown emersed? I was told they were crypto. lutea. Are
these lutea? Or have I deformed them?

The substrate is flourite, w/no root tabs. I fertilize weekly with
flourish for my non root feeding plants.




--

direct replies: yelohk AT yahoo





RedForeman wrote:
that's the type of crypt they are, either called wenditti, I had some,
very nice looking ones you have...

When they are young, they have the oval shaped leaves... as they get
older, more mature, that's what they look like...


--

RedForeman




Well thank you for the compliment! That's good to hear. I thought I had
done something wrong! I found them on ebay, I guess I meant to order
lutea, which seem to look very different. Although I think they're kinda
neat.

I can't tell if you're hinting or not, but if you'd like one I can send
you one or two (I only have three or four of them...), or I could give
you the name of the store...


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Old 01-12-2003, 09:33 PM
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Sandy wrote:
RedForeman wrote:

that's the type of crypt they are, either called wenditti, I had
some, very nice looking ones you have...

When they are young, they have the oval shaped leaves... as they get
older, more mature, that's what they look like...



"yk" wrote in message
...

I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy
leaves?

I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully
the quality is ok...

http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg

When I purchased them they had smooth, green, oval-shaped leaves. I
guess they were grown emersed? I was told they were crypto. lutea.
Are these lutea? Or have I deformed them?

The substrate is flourite, w/no root tabs. I fertilize weekly with
flourish for my non root feeding plants.




--

direct replies: yelohk AT yahoo



This is my tank which is planted with various types of Crypts., as you can
see some of them have brown to olive brown leaves. It also shows the growth
rate since July, no co2 and no fertilizer added. The pictures in July were
taken just after I thinned out the plants and took out two plastic carrier
bags full.

http://www.ftscotland.co.uk/gallery/...humbnails.html

Click on the thumbnails for a bigger picture


Wow, I wish mine looked that nice! They look so much greener and thicker
than mine! Do you use any kind of fertilizer? It sounds like you have a
lot more light than I do.

BTW I was very frightened by your photo .


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yk wrote:
Sandy wrote:

Wow, I wish mine looked that nice! They look so much greener and
thicker than mine! Do you use any kind of fertilizer? It sounds like
you have a lot more light than I do.


There is a layer of potting compost under the gravel about an inch deep
and that is all, the gravel is 3-4 inches deep. The tank has been setup for
about seven years, and I have to thin it about every nine months or so,
either that or I don't get to see the fish


BTW I was very frightened by your photo .


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Old 01-12-2003, 10:12 PM
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RedForeman wrote:
No hinting, just playing.... They may not be wenditti, but I had wenditti
and it looked alot like yours... I would like to have some soon, doing some
tank redecorating... got a new 55g, gotta fill it to the gills.... hahaha!!!
no pun intended.... wait.. Yes it was....

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LOL. You sound manically excited.

I would love to get another tank, I've only just started my first tank
earlier this year. Just another small ten gallon would be nice. Well ok,
I want a much _bigger_ tank, but I will wait until I'm more settled
somewhere. Not to mention a little resistance on the home front, I think
they know what's coming.

Come to think of it what can really fit in a 29 gallon? That would be,
say, 4 yoyo loaches at max size, and maybe a couple of other fish? That
doesn't sound like much, does it? I'm sure I could fit that somewhere...
I guess I could use a sand substrate with moss, java fern, and bolbitis
growing on rocks/driftwood. And of course I'd have another small tank to
breed pond snails as live food for the loaches.

I'm not even sure if that would all work. The whole loach idea came from
getting a shipment of plants that had pond snails. Actually this whole
thing is my neighbor's fault. She gave me a betta and I felt guilty
keeping him in a bowl.




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Old 01-12-2003, 10:22 PM
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Sandy wrote:
yk wrote:

Sandy wrote:

Wow, I wish mine looked that nice! They look so much greener and
thicker than mine! Do you use any kind of fertilizer? It sounds like
you have a lot more light than I do.



There is a layer of potting compost under the gravel about an inch deep
and that is all, the gravel is 3-4 inches deep. The tank has been setup for
about seven years, and I have to thin it about every nine months or so,
either that or I don't get to see the fish


Ahhh, so that's your secret. I've been afraid of doing the soil thing.
Thought I might muck it all up, and end up with some muddy mess,
especially since I don't really know what I'm doing yet.




BTW I was very frightened by your photo .



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lol!

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They look just like mine:

http://home.austin.rr.com/lunamayaxoxo/fish/crypts.jpg

BTW, this is a 20g long with an Eclipse 3 hood (36W?) and fluorite
substrate. Liquid ferts every few weeks (when I remember)...

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I have a crypt tank that the lutea is dark green in- 2.25wpg, no CO2. A
daughter off the same plant in a 10g tank with 4.5wpg and CO2 is deep
bronze with green veins. Genetically the same plant- both are healthy
and growing and have been for some time. Crypts are difficult to ID and
the appearance can vary widely for species like lutea and wendtii
depending on growing conditions.

James



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