> Possibly. I think another problem with Crypts is that people
> assume since they tolerate low light levels well, that they _need_
> low light levels. Many of the grow bigger and brighter when not
> shaded by other plants. They probably also photosynthesize more
> strongly in brighter light.
If you look at the pictures of my tank on my web page, you really
can't see where I have placed the crypts because they're being shaded by
the swords. However, when I trim back the swords, they will get more light.
The thing that find is that in low light, they grow less ruffled,
brown-red leaves, and in the light, they grow more ruffled,
brown-red-green leaves. Both are exquisite, but I like the brown-red ones
I do agree, though, that crypts CAN handle higher light, but they
are a plant that needs the time to adjust to varying conditions -- this
we all know. My point was that because all of the other plants pearling,
it was hard to tell if the crypts were too (aside from the fact that I
was not looking for it.)