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Why Did My Cryptocoryne Melt?

Why did my cryptocoryne die?

Why Did my Cryptos Melt? A common question I get is from aquarium keepers asking why their cryptocorynes have turned into a goo.  Usually, it involves either newly acquired plants or plants that have been moved around in an established tank.  It is a common occurrence and it isn’t always a …

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Capable and Versatile Cryptocorynes

Cryptocoryne variety

Cryptocorynes are an interesting group of plants.  They are largely easy to keep and make great low light plants for the planted aquarium.  Naturally they grow along shaded stream banks and shallow water as they are really mostly semi aquatic plants.  There is a wide variety of species available to the …

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Acclimating Cryptocoryne to Emersed Growth

Cryptocorynes can be acclimated to emersed growth with some work and patience.  These aroids are prone to melting back to the rhizome but they will grow back readily if left unaltered.  We see cryptocornes usually submerged at the local fish store and others hobbyists usually offer the plants in trade …

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Home Plant Tissue Culture Made Easy

More and more plant tissue cultured aquarium plants are coming available.  They’re becoming affordable too and we can see them in many shops regularly now.  Most plants already in tissue culture can easily be put into multiplication cultures so that you too can grow masses of plants easily.  They even …

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Easy Method to Growing Cryptocoryne Emersed

emersed growth

Easy Method to Growing Cryptocoryne Emersed A great amount of aquarium plants we see online and in the local fish store are grown emersed.  Emersed grown plants are easier to ship.  Since they are not underwater there is little need to try to combat algae or run filters.  Emersed is …

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Making Your Own Custom Potting Soil

potting soil media

Potting soil is really just a soilless plant medium.   You can make your own potting soil if you have a little time and a little knowledge about what is required for a potting medium.  Some plants require differing soil contents, drainage, and texture.  The only other necessity is the ingredients …

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