08-29-2011, 09:22 AM
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When I have had occasion to move crypt's which I presently have about five species of,,I pull the plant up gently, trim about a quarter to a half inch of the root's off to encourage new growth and then place a root tab under it upon re-placement.
I try to leave them alone, for moving mine,, in my particular tank,,generally stop's growth for a couple weeks.
Some time ago, I began using fertilizer plugs called.. OSMOCOTE POT SHOT's they are a little better in my view to many of the commercial root tabs but about two per twenty gallon's would be all I would try if one were so inclined.
I use around four to five in 80 gallon planted tank around every three to four month's under sword plant's, and larger crypt's.They contain macro-nutrient's that plant's thrive on, but should be buried deep in substrate and prolly good idea not to disturb this area after placement.