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    My hightly bullated wendtii...

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    I took some shoot of my bullated wendtii







    What do you think about it?

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    I love bullated leaves but have been unsuccessful to grow them this way. Mine were either putting out brown narrow leaves or if they're green, they curl backwards.

    I grow mine submersed. Will they ever become bullated underwater? If they do, what should I be doing to get them to grow bullated leaves?

    Thanks.
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    Lawrence Lee

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    Mine is submersed and they are bullated.

    I am not sure if water conditions and lighting conditions will help. Seriously, I thought it's in the genes?!

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    Very nice!, Did you manage to get any of your crypts to flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaspingGurami
    I love bullated leaves but have been unsuccessful to grow them this way. Mine were either putting out brown narrow leaves or if they're green, they curl backwards.

    I grow mine submersed. Will they ever become bullated underwater? If they do, what should I be doing to get them to grow bullated leaves?

    Thanks.

    The same plant growing submerged




    The pictures above are from a regular C. wendtii 'Tropica' growing in my indoor emersed set up, where I feed them with foliar ferts.

    Before growing in the indoor set up.



    2 month and 18 days growing in the indoor ser up.



    Quote Originally Posted by Fei Miao
    Did you manage to get any of your crypts to flower?
    The final objetive of my emersed set up is to enjoy and to learn culturing them... and of course get them flowered.

    Greets from Spain

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    Lovely specimens!! And the photography is very good!

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    What's follar fert? wonder if we can get something similar here

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    Is Xema the king of cryptocoryne? Always having nice pics of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fei Miao
    What's follar fert? wonder if we can get something similar here
    Foliar Ferts is a fert which is sprayed on the leaves... so the plant can get it fastly.

    Quote Originally Posted by nostalgia
    What's follar fert? wonder if we can get something similar here
    Hahahaha, I am only a man with some free time and interested in Cryptocoryne....

    Greets from Spain

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    Xema,

    My submersed wendtii has the same brown colour as your submersed pictures when I increased the lighting to 3watts per gal, but the petioles on mine are much longer and my leaves are not bullated.

    Previously on lower light, (1.5 watts per gal) mine are green like your indoor setup. I guess mine is growing normally, now that I have seen a visual comparison to yours. Thanks for the effort in showing your photos.

    I do not use CO2. But I daily add Seachem excel according to the dosing instructions on the bottle. I have a fertile substrate and I dose liquid ferts in the water column too.

    So could CO2 or light intensity be the cause of mine growing smooth leaves? Because I noticed your indoor grown plants looking much like mine when grown on 1.5 watts per gal.

    Those bullated leaves look wicked. How come I can't grow them??
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    Lawrence Lee

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    Hi

    I am also quite new to crypt, but notice interesting findings .

    By choice I left my newly bought crypt nearly touching water surface, and see the bullated effect after few weeks, also get very bushy !!

    See my other post : http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...30&postcount=8

    Any crypt expert can explain this ?


    cheers

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    Most crypts (sri lankian, malayan etc) will grow waxy, shiny and bullated leaves when they are under intense light in water. If you have rich base fertilizer, the leaves will usually be beautiful, thick, tall, big and chunky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorba
    Most crypts (sri lankian, malayan etc) will grow waxy, shiny and bullated leaves when they are under intense light in water. If you have rich base fertilizer, the leaves will usually be beautiful, thick, tall, big and chunky.
    Hi Roland,

    Yah, you are expert here ! Met you during the book collection at Clementi.

    My other crypts which are planted in the substrate eventually melt even the leaves grows big and long. They are the most fragile plants I ever seen. Slight cut, the whole leaves will melt slowly. Most of my crypt planted in subtrate 90% leaves have cuts/melts. You mentioned water change can also affect the leaves also. Curious to ask you how do you do WC , frequency, amount , is the treated /direct from tap , direction of the WC water flow onto the crypt leaves ,etc. Once asked Bioplast Tan, he mentioned he used overnight water for he beloved crypt tank, and top up very slowly.

    Appreciate your advice . Thanks !

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    Neon, i am no expert!

    For my crypts, I do not use overnight water, too troublesome.

    But when i pour the water in, I avoid pouring in the area with the crypts, or with the least crypts. Water is poured in very slowly with my palm blocking the downpour. This will prevent a sudden change of temperature and ph close to the crypts and induce melting. Seems to work so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorba
    Neon, i am no expert!

    For my crypts, I do not use overnight water, too troublesome.

    But when i pour the water in, I avoid pouring in the area with the crypts, or with the least crypts. Water is poured in very slowly with my palm blocking the downpour. This will prevent a sudden change of temperature and ph close to the crypts and induce melting. Seems to work so far.
    Ok, noted. Will try this ! Thx !

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    My submersed wendtii has a sligthly reddish brown colour. The lighting is 2.5 watts per gal and no CO2, The stems are much longer and my leaves are not bullated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorba
    But when i pour the water in, I avoid pouring in the area with the crypts, or with the least crypts. Water is poured in very slowly with my palm blocking the downpour. This will prevent a sudden change of temperature and ph close to the crypts and induce melting. Seems to work so far.
    How about changing water where there is long crypts like crispulata or balansae? I noticed that once the water level exposes the leaves, they will melt after the waterchange even though the leaves did not dry out.

    Any advise on this?
    Warm regards,

    Lawrence Lee

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    Hmm, shouldnt be a problem if your balansae is established.

    I have tank with all balansae established for the past 1.5years. For them, I don't really care about the water getting into them or even when its warm.

    Could it be old leaves? Or perhaps you can try to soak the leaves in the remaining water or comb them all to one side when you introduce the water?

    How much water are you changing?
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    Hi Roland,

    Did not see you come to my office. Did the webmaster contact you?

    Anyway, I change 50%, sometimes more. The plant has only 3 leaves, it takes sooo long to grow one single leaf. And when I change water, the exposed part of the leaf melts.
    Warm regards,

    Lawrence Lee

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    Did you try inserting root tabs to the balansae? It might be depleted.

    When I first grew the balansae, they were dwindling until I stuff some root monsters in. They became 3.5ft long in my 3ft tank in less then 4 months.
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