When to add Crypts
Subject: When to add crypts?
> I'm now a month into the life of my reborn 80-gallon tank (a
> Dupla/Booth product). Ideas for rearraging and adding plants
> are starting to percolate through my brain. Among others, I'm
> thing about adding about half a dozen red crypt wendtii. The
> Optimium Aquarium recommends avoiding crypts until the 3-month
> point, and I'd like to hear what others feel about this
> (especially you, Karen).
I would wait longer for more delicate Crypts, but in my
experience, C. wendtii is quite sturdy. I have often added C.
wendtii to fairly new tanks with impunity. If your tank appears
to be fairly stable, (pH and KH remaining stable, hardware
operating reliably and algae at a reasonable and controllable
level) I'd say go ahead. The worst that is likely to happen is
you'll lose a few leaves.
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.