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Crypt Green gecko question

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by Rupey64, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Rupey64

    Rupey64 Junior Poster

    Oct 1, 2009
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    I have seen you use green gecko quite often in your tanks. I too have allot of this plant and was hoping it would be a nice mid-ground fill in. My plants always grow flat to the substrate and no more then 2" high very healthy but not like I thought they were supposed to do. I need these plants to grow 4-8" tall like I see you're doing. Any tips to make them grow a little taller?
  2. Russ

    Russ Guest

    Plant them really close to each other. That will force them to grow upright.
  3. trong

    trong Lifetime Charter Member
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    Mar 14, 2007
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    you could also reduce your photo period or intesity. i was experiencing the same thing and had 4 t-5's and reduces to 2 and after reducing photo period from 11 hrs to 8 my gecko's are about 3 to 4 inches and quite thick. hope this helps
  4. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    patience, they will get tall a little later.

    Tom Barr

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