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  • keydoc 8:35 pm on May 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ – new runners 

    (EN): Finally! After many months it started to produce runners. Today I found 9 tiny plants (submersed). I added this Crypt to my “Swap/trade” list.
    (CS): Konečně! Našel jsem 9 malých rostlinek C. sp. ‘Flamingo’. Trvalo jí to několik měsíců… Přidal jsem ji do mého seznamu k výměně (Swap/trade).

    For plant profile see: Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ – plant profile

    Tiny Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 1.5.2012

    Tiny Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 1.5.2012

    Crypts don´t have vivid colors because they were in a shadow for a while (Flamingo likes more light than the other crypts). Under lower light the leaves are a bit brownish (or sometimes greenish) and looses its pink color.

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 1.5.2012

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 1.5.2012

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 12.5.2012

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 12.5.2012

    Update 21.7.2012:

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 21.7.2012

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 21.7.2012

    You can compare the same Crypt – more vivid colors due to a bit higher light intensity (well…I also used better camera).

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 28.5.2011 - more vivid colors

    Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 28.5.2011 – more vivid colors


    • Barbara Waluś 12:00 am on March 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi! How did you establish your C. Flamingo to submerse conditions? I want to plant it in my Low Tech aquarium too 🙂

    • admin 12:46 am on April 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Barbara, greetings to Poland from the Czech republic.
      My first Flamingo(s) were already in submersed form when I got them from my friend. Later on I also bought a “cup” from Dennerle (in tissue culture). The most important was stable environment in my tank. Also nutrient rich substrate is a must. I had no need to add CO2. And of course do not forget to plant it on a “sunnny” spot in your tank.

      To be honest, I am preparing my tank for restart…also the conditions are not ideal so right now my Flamingos are not in the best shape.


    • Barbara Waluś 1:48 am on April 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Michał!

      I ordered a cup from Dannerle, I will see how it goes. Did you plant your flamingos straight in the tank after you got them (the ones from ‘cup’)? I restarted my crypt-only tank a couple of days ago, and I’m expecting Flamingo to arrive next week.
      Fingers crossed for yours to get better – they looked amazing!

      Best regards,

      • admin 3:04 pm on April 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        At first I thoroughly cleaned the plants (remove the ‘gel‘) and then I planted it. The plants are usually very soft so be careful during planting (and cleaning). After planting you have to wait, wait and wait and see how it grows.

        But…There is one difference – my tank was already established for quite some time. I am not sure how will these gel culture Flamingos react on recently restarted tank (I would not so much worry about already submersed ones, but these from the ‘cup‘ are much more sensitive).

        Oh, and one more thing. I got mine right from the shop the day they arrived. Long shipping does not usually suit to these sensitive plants (or lets say to any gel culture plants).

        I wish you luck. Please let me know (and any photos are welcome)


    • Barbara Waluś 3:15 pm on April 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Fortunately, my flamingos will be sent to me on the day they arrive from Germany, so that’s a plus 🙂

      You are right about the established tank… Well I will have to see how it goes.

      Thank you for all your help,

      • admin 4:43 pm on April 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        You are most welcome. Please let me know about your success with Flamingos.

      • admin 4:45 pm on April 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        And one more thing. I am interested in swap – I am looking for some species I don´t have. Do you have any?

    • Barbara Waluś 6:04 pm on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      After a week I’m surprised how well my Flamingos are doing. There was very little melt – literally just a couple of leaves – and I see new leaves growing already!

      Here is the list of crypts I have:

      • admin 11:51 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for sharing. I like your Asian River tank. An interesting reading and nice photos. Flamingo(s) look healthy, I think they will convert just fine.

        Do you plan to fill the foreground with C. parva(s)?

    • Barbara Waluś 10:13 pm on April 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I also bought today a pot of C. bullosa and C. amicorum.

      • admin 11:58 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        C. bullosa and C. amicorum (C. minima?). You´ve made me curious. I was looking for them too. Where did you buy them from? I could find them only in the UK, I think.

    • Barbara Waluś 12:26 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for nice comment about my tank, The foreground must to be left bare for my Stiphodons, they need space to “play” 😉 I live in the UK, and I got them from my local aquatic store (they are supplied by AquaFleur).

      • admin 1:57 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        In any case, you´ve made them a nice playground.

        I was thinking about ordering from the UK, but I am not sure that what they sell is C. bullosa. Please let me know with your success and whether you think it truely is bullosa or not.
        I think you know C. bullosa ‘wants’ pH close to 7 and heavy (really heavy) current (at least what I´ve read)…Most guys were using power heads or wave-makers to create appropriate current… I am just saying – I don´t know what current you have in your Asian River tank (you were writing about buying stronger filter… but I am not sure it is enough for true bullosa).

    • Barbara Waluś 3:36 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Just for that purpuse (and to keep the sand clean) I have put a powerhead from my Aqua Szut Turbo 750 filter into the tank – it’s not pretty, but it does the trick 😉

      I will let you know how the plant will grow, right now it reminds me of emersed wendtii Tropica…

      • admin 5:47 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Well planned. 😉
        Please keep me posted.
        When I saw the prize at some UK aquatic stores I was shocked (because it’s so cheap). There is something fishy …since this plant is difficult to cultivate. Who knows. Do you also grow Crypts emersed?

    • Barbara Waluś 9:57 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      No, but I’m planning to convert my little 50l tak into Emersed Crypts tank 🙂

      • admin 11:20 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds great! But I am afraid it will be small for you very soon. 🙂 At first I started with pickle jars, then 40 liters tank, now I am having 80 liters tank + some small containers near the window and I have to say I need more. 🙂 I am going to move my crypts to a bigger emersed tank soon.

    • Barbara Waluś 10:42 am on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Haha, thanks for the warning 🙂

  • keydoc 10:53 pm on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    My cryptocoryne tank “Crypt-Asia” 

    (CS): Prezentaci akvária v češtině můžete najít na webu: http://rybicky.net/nadrze/10876
    (EN): You can find my tank presentation on the czech website – link above.

    Current layout of "Crypt-asia" 9.9.2011 (Cryptocoryne tank)

    Current layout of “Crypt-asia” 9.9.2011 (Cryptocoryne tank)

    Description: A cheap low-tech tank with Cryptocoryne species
    Size (XxYxZ): 
    93x30x38 cm; approx. 100 liters
    36W (2x18W, 840)
    filter “head” Atman At-201 + bio-foam
    Substrate: gravel, clay

    Old layout, pictures

    Older layout of "Crypt-asia" 28.5.2011

    Older layout of “Crypt-asia” 28.5.2011

    Crypt-asia (28.5.2011) - C. affinis, C. balansae, C. tropica, C. Flamingo, C. ciliata

    Crypt-asia 28.5.2011 – left side

    Crypt-asia - Cryptocoryne sp. 'Flamingo' 28-5-2011

    Crypt-asia – Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ 28.5.2011

    Crypt-asia - Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 28-5-2011

    Crypt-asia – Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 28.5.2011

    Crypt-asia - Cryptocoryne wendtii (?) 28.5.2011

    Crypt-asia – Cryptocoryne wendtii (?) 28.5.2011

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