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A bit of a brag about my crypts...
Old 02-06-2013, 06:21 AM   #1
 
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Smile A bit of a brag about my crypts...

3 weeks growth.. Gotta be good right?

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Last time parameters checked: 31/01/13 - PH: 7.9 GH: 8 KH: 5 NH: 0 NO2: 0 NO3: 10

Added Duplarit K fertiliser balls 27/01/13

Current temp 26*C - Lighting 2 x 13W 14000k T5 flouros - tank lit 11 hours per day as it gets very little natural light..
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
 
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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Looks great!

Quick question, 14,000 K? Any particular reason it is so high? I thought that the 6,000-7,000 K was optimum, 10,000 K for reef.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
 
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Looks great!

Quick question, 14,000 K? Any particular reason it is so high? I thought that the 6,000-7,000 K was optimum, 10,000 K for reef.

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Nope, no reason Jeff, they are what came with the tank... But I'm thinking, if it ain't broke, why fix it? Although... Having said that, I am thinking of changing one of them to a lower Kelvin rating for the red spectrum (If my understanding of lighting is correct!)... Then I can get more reddy coloured plants.. I think..

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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Nope, no reason Jeff, they are what came with the tank... But I'm thinking, if it ain't broke, why fix it? Although... Having said that, I am thinking of changing one of them to a lower Kelvin rating for the red spectrum (If my understanding of lighting is correct!)... Then I can get more reddy coloured plants.. I think..

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Because Crypts are amoung the really low light plants you are probably OK, if you can change out the bulbs for the 6,000 range plants will generally do better, reds particularly as they need more of the right light.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #7
 
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Because Crypts are amoung the really low light plants you are probably OK, if you can change out the bulbs for the 6,000 range plants will generally do better, reds particularly as they need more of the right light.

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Yup, that confirms what I thought.. Thanks Jeff
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:59 AM   #8
 
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very pretty.
both left in the pots?
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very pretty.
both left in the pots?
Thank you At this stage, yep.. I'm a bit wary of disturbing them too much.. lol I had a close look at the one near the driftwood and I think it's actually two plants, so am debating whether to separate or not.. All that I have read indicates this can be pretty tricky...
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Thank you At this stage, yep.. I'm a bit wary of disturbing them too much.. lol I had a close look at the one near the driftwood and I think it's actually two plants, so am debating whether to separate or not.. All that I have read indicates this can be pretty tricky...
Leaving the crypts in their pots until you are certain of their placement is wise. They may well melt when planted, so once is enough for this.

Normally you will have more than one actual plant in a potted crypt. I think I've had 5 or 6 in some. When you come to plant it, you can leave them together for a very busy plant, or separate them. Planting them maybe 2 inches apart in a gathering is very effective, as this is how they naturally grow once they settle and send out runners.

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