Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ in low tech tank

Updated: February 5, 2014

Added current/previous water parameters

During last year I put my Flamingo(s) into several tanks to propagate it and to try it in different conditions. This one is from a low tech tank (in fact, most of my tanks are low tech). It is in approx. 40x25x25cm tank, without CO2 (never added), clay based substrate mixed with gravel, tiny hang-on filter and just a 9W bulb as a light. It is on the table near the window so it gets an “extra light” from there. Except of several Dennerle Cryptocoryne tabs (for roots) I do not fertilize it (my fish do the job).

I would say the results are satisfying. Plant is approx. 15 cm wide, healthy, quite pink and only old leaves tent to go brown/green.

Update, 2014,Feb 04:
Recently I measured some water parameters, so here they are:

  • pH: 8,3
  • EC: 830 μS/cm
  • (GH: 17 dGH) / may not be very accurate
  • (KH: 13 dKH) / may not be very accurate
Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 15.10.2013 in low tech tank (1)

Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 15.10.2013 in low tech tank (1)

Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 15.10.2013 in low tech tank (2)

Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 15.10.2013 in low tech tank (2)