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Invasion Of The Crypts!

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Sky King, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Sky King

    Sky King New Member

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    These 2 crypts are crowding my sword plant in my small 5-gallon Bowl. I don't think they are sending out any runners.
    They could be sold to LFS, but I would like to keep two small ones.

    Can anyone tell me the best way to trim them?

    Can they be divided?

    Thanks,
    Pete

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    Pull them, divide, and keep what you want.
     
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    Thank you Phishless :)

    Your experience & advice is very much appreciated.
     
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    Crypts are very resilient as long as they go back in the same tank parameters.
    One can trim lower leaves, trim roots to a bit over an inch in length etc...
    But change their water parameters too much and they may melt.
     
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    Just what I needed to know.
    I’ll work on them in a bucket of the same water when I do a large water change.
    Because there’s not much room in the fishbowl.
    Thanks again :)
     
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