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Re: [APD] trimming crypt roots
At 01:41 PM 5/19/07 EDT, you wrote:
>Richard Sexton writes
>"Cause they won't stay healthy when they're transplanted. Cutting big
>roots forces the growth of lots of new roots."
>Is it possible that this occurs mainly when dealing with crypts shipped in
>and grown emerged?
>I had a 135 gallon that i broke down before moving from Houston to Boston. I
>was going to try to save the substrate and after removing the plants and
>really sturing up over and over and draining and draining, i finally refilled
>the tank and let it set with just the filter running before emptying. It sat,
>no lights but what filtered in from a window and no fert co2 fish etc. from
>Oct until February. In January i had crypt. green wendetii popping up in a
>They came up, i suppose, from the bits of broken roots from the removed
>plants Now that's a lot more damage than pulling up a plant and
>in another area or tank.
>Could it be that the root rot is caused more when going from emerged to
>submerged growth as i have been told most plants shipped from Asia are grown?
There's a difference here. Roots are the long white things that grow down. The
rhizome is a more starchy solid part of the plant - pieces of the rootstock,
runners what have you. A new plants can grow from one of these, even a tiny
but a new plant cannot grow from a piece of a true root.
I've never seen a long root survive a transplant. But I think this is just
crypts work - any drastic environmental chnage and they seem to go "oh, that
didn't work, time to cast off the old and make new ones".
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