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Could someone please give me some info on Cryptocoryne wendtii if anyone has any expirence with it please share your comments, also is it avilable in Australia?

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One of my favorite plants.:love: They seem to be planted mostly in front due to their small size. Crypts are slow growers although they seem to establish fast(at least, in my experience).:)
Not sure about their availability in your area but it may depend with the law of supply and demand.:mrgreen:
 

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Wow, I was told the same thing about their size and it turned into a simple monster. Took up half of my 10 gallon tank and was on it's way to take it over completely if I let it go. I have since removed it and am looking for a smaller one.

The best thing I can tell you about it is to leave it alone once you have it planted. Root tabs directly under the base of the plant helped a ton with massive growth and fast growth. I trimmed mine down to nothing, litterally only the roots and the nubs of the stems and it grew back in less than a month to a much larger size. Lower light might keep it smaller but it IMHO, it is best as a midground to background plant in a large tank, something like a 35-75 gallon and would make a really nice centerpiece in either one.
 

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Wow, I was told the same thing about their size and it turned into a simple monster. Took up half of my 10 gallon tank and was on it's way to take it over completely if I let it go. I have since removed it and am looking for a smaller one.

The best thing I can tell you about it is to leave it alone once you have it planted. Root tabs directly under the base of the plant helped a ton with massive growth and fast growth. I trimmed mine down to nothing, litterally only the roots and the nubs of the stems and it grew back in less than a month to a much larger size. Lower light might keep it smaller but it IMHO, it is best as a midground to background plant in a large tank, something like a 35-75 gallon and would make a really nice centerpiece in either one.
Your post pretty much scared me.:blueshake: Thank goodness, the location were I planted it is fine.:)
 

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ive had problems with plants in my tank all but crypts once they get going they can carpet a tank ive even had flowers
 

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I've got C. wendetii in two tanks - var Bron, Tropica, and Mi Oya. Awesome plant. When shaded it stays really nice and small. When well lit, it can get 10" tall. I had one in my 20 gallon Amazon tank that was sold to me as a "Tropica Sword". (First planted tank). It got every bit as big and bushy as the Amazon Compacta I had in there with it. Bigger than the Ozelot (WTF?). In any case, when I took it out to rearrange, I was able to separate it into about 6 plants and use it as a mid ground divider between my tall stem plants and the JavaMoss lawn I have going in my Loach Tank
 
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