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Identifying a type of cryptocoryne
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Dae
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)9:59    Post subject: Identifying a type of cryptocoryne Reply with quote

Sorry for another identification question!

I have a 300L/80G AquaOne planted tank, lighted by 2 30w Powerglow light bulbs with a reflector, no CO2.

This is my first attempt at a planted tank, so forgive me my beginner questions. My collection is sort of slap-dash, having no rhyme or reason as to what I chose, or where I put them. Rolling Eyes

I'm trying to identify this particular type of crypt. I've looked among the garden section and on other similar websites featuring crypts and have been unable to identify which type of crypt I have. I've narrowed it down to 3 types: retrospiralis, crispatula var. balansae, and spiralis. Of course I may be completely wrong on all 3 guesses.

My reason for asking is to identify which would be the best way to trim this particular crypt, though giving serious consideration to moving this particular plant to the corner as it's grown larger than I was imagining. But from what I'm reading, crypts don't particularly appreciate change and/or being moved, so I'm stumped as to what to do with the poor thing. As you can see from the photos I've attached, it's now taken over the middle of the tank in very spectacular fashion.

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Cryptocoryne spiralis to me ( http://plantgeek.net/plant-76.htm )
Your right to be careful about moving it, I killed my Cryptocoryne x willisii "Lucens" by splitting a large group up too aggressively.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)2:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks kissaragi! I'll have to do more research before I make a move with it.
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