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Old 10-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #11 
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Thanks Starrlamia ,i am doing a water change today so i will plant them to the back and sides as you suggested .
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:02 PM   #12 
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The instructions on the bag do not mention how far apart they should be planted, is 2 or 3 inches apart okay.The instructions only mention,care level easy to moderate ,ph 5 to 7, lighting low to medium ,temp 72 - 82 deg.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #13 
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Yup that's fine. You can plant them any way.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #14 
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Well there was about 3 or 4 in the pack ,just my luck there were no roots on them so i just shoved them in the gravel i know your not supposed to do that but there are no roots for the gravel to hold them down ,so i wasted 7 dollars, i will just leave them and see what happens .I think i will try anubias nana next ,can this be tied to a piece of slate.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #15 
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some crypts stay fairly small...
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #16 
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some crypts stay fairly small...
yeah some do, but i wouldnt put them at the front of a 5.5 gallon unless you didnt mind the plant blocking the back of your tank, personally I have 6" tall crypts at the front of my 20l but normally they are a mid-background plant.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #17 
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id say mid ground and to the sides of the tank is a better bet. leave the backfor stem plants.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #18 
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I am new at this i just stuck them on the sides of the tank i don't think they will grow as they had no root's ,and the gravel is not very deep the slightest touch and they will come out.,i could not tell they had no roots when i bought them it was all encased in some thick gel.Here is where i put them i guess i'll wait and see.The package says plants suited for lower lighting in a betta tank ,i am using a small strip light that my brother gave that once belonged to a friend of his ,the light says aqua glo 15 watt 14" is this light good enough for plants it is a single tube .
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it should be fine. watch the plabt though. it should put out new roots. but if it rots... pull it out immediately.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:24 AM   #20 
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As you mentioned the gel I would assume that these are vitro plants, grown via tissue culture; if that is the case they may die back as they adjust to their life underwater as the vast majority of tissue culture grown plants are grown in air-tight, sterile containers with high humidity and no water.

This species of crypt is absolutely lovely though, I hope it grows well for you
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