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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1234

whenever i collect from the wild it is crinckly but newer leaver that come 
up in my aquarium are smooth


>Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 17:27:14 -0500
>From: Boulet Stephen-CSB046 <Stephen.Boulet at motorola_com>
>Subject: Crypt affinis leaves
>I have Crypt affinis in two different tanks, and I'm struck by how much 
>they differ depending on which tank they're in.
>The first tank is a lower-light 29 gallon tall tank. This tank gets no 
>supplemental CO2 or nutrients. The plant does well: grows slowly, but is 
>hardy. The plants in this tank look exactly like the plant pictured on the 
>crypt page at http://users.bart.nl/~crypts/Gallery/aff/aff1621.JPG
>(Note the "wrinkly" looking leaves.)
>When I put it in my higher light (2x55 watts in a 55 gallon aquarium with 
>CO2, nutrient supplement), the leaves look much more smooth, and have a 
>very striking olive/copper color. Anyone else notice the same?
>- -- Stephen

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