04-14-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I would space the crypts apart more. Also, if they came in pots, there is usually several separate plants bunched together, and these can be divided (when you remove the rock wool it will be obvious) and planted separately. About 1.5 to 2 inches apart works, the plants will get bushier and send out runners.
The shorter crypts I would have closer to the front or mid-tank. They will be lost in the back. Some of the shorter crypts around the base of the wood will look natural.
The lily could go in the right rear corner, or behind the wood if the wood is not too close to the walls. The floating leaves will grow up around the wood.
No pots, but they were in rockwool. I try to remove as much as I could without tearing the roots. I'll pull them up again and see if I can seperate them. The ones in the very front (i think the green wendtii) there isn't much too, very small roots as well as few leaves.
I think those are the brown wendtii in the back. I was told they get almost the size of the red variety, so I put them back there. I can move them front though if you think it would look better. I have no clue when it comes to this stuff.
The driftwood is partially buried. Would that affect something with a long root system like a crypt? Or would I be better off breaking the biotope and trying something like Anubias nana? Attached to a small, flat rock and placed around the wood. Also should I try growing something on the wood? No idea how that would look. I just like the idea of seeing the wood poking through some lush growth.
I got my second order of plants and seems like I got even more than I ordered, especially if I break down pots. I got 9 retrosprialis, 4 pots of undulata, 2 bunches of water sprite, and 2 lily bulbs. :D
Last edited by BWG; 04-14-2012 at 03:35 PM..