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Re: Crypt sp. tries to flower immersed
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Crypt sp. tries to flower immersed
- From: "Jerry Smith" <jerrytheplater at hotmail_com>
- Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 23:51:25 -0400
I am a lurker and don't always keep up to date on my reading of the APD. I
saw Chuck and Antonio's posts and wanted to add my two cents and two
About 18 months or longer I transplanted some C. blassii or siamiensis out
of a 10 gallon tank in which I use an UGF with an outside power filter as
well. Lighting is one single Triton tube on for 12 hours via timer. Temp.
about 75F. 3 SAE, 4 Otto's for a fish load. I am very lax in changing water,
usually just add to make up for evaporation and do a major change every 3
months. I placed the Crypts into a 37 or 38 gallon tank- 12"x30" footprint.
Here I use a double tube fixture with Triton tubes. UGF and outside power
filters here as well. Same care of the tank. I add some Ferrous Sulfate
every few weeks or so, no schedule. Very soon after transplanting one of the
Crypts flowered under water. First time that had ever happened to me. I was
able to get an excellent photo of it on my 35mm camera. I need to see if I
can get it scanned so that I email it to Chuck if he would want to see it.
About one month ago a different C. blassii (siamiensis) plant in the 10
gallon tank flowered. I would have never noticed it except for the need to
make up for evaporation and add more water. I was planning to take a photo
but I wasn't able to make time to do it. For all I know they may be
flowering more frequently and I am not noticing them.
I don't test my water on a regular basis so I can't fill you in on the state
of these tanks. I will be leaving tomorrow to pick up my daughter at college
and won't be able to check my email until Monday PM so if anyone wants to
respond I won't see it until then.
Jerry Smith in rainy Bloomingdale, NJ
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