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Re: [APD] Crinum calamistratum care
That is a method to propagate vegetatively after you have a nice fat bulb.
On 10/2/2005 21:49, "Seweryn Bialasiewicz" <s_bialasiewicz at hotmail_com>
> Fellow APG'ers
> I recently picked up a healthy looking Crinum calamistratum and was
> wondering if anyone has had any experiences caring for these wonderful
> A fellow from another list suggested gently raking the sides of the bulb
> with a fork to stimulate bulblet formation. Has anyone else tried this? Any
> Here's what's happening in my tank:
> Right now I have it planted in a 8cm deep sandy substrate bottom, buried up
> to the bottom of the bulb (most of it is exposed). I also have lots of
> Trumpet Snails to turn the substrate.
> Fertilisation is DIY liquid fert. mix (mix of trace elements, a bit of
> chelated iron, bit of epsom salt) once a week, and dissolved potassium
> sulphate every two weeks after a water change.
> Lighting is two 30W fluoros, one PowerGlow, and the other a NEC
> Tri-Phosphor, situated about 30cm above the substrate.
> pH ranges a bit, but usually is around the 6.4 mark. I try to keep the
> temperature in the 26-30 range.
> CO2 is the DIY yeast reactor method fed into the base of the outflow hose of
> my canister filter, although I have to put in an airstone to keep my fish
> happy during the hotter parts of summer (like right now!)
> kH is around 30ppm
> making my CO2 around 20ppm, even with an airstone! - is this possible?
> Without CO2 my pH rises to about 8, due to our buffered tap water.
> gH around 110ppm
> Any comments or suggestions on how to keep my Crinum happy?
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