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I've had all crypt tanks before and they do take a bit of planning. Unless you're good at anticipating how the plants will grow they can be a bear to work with. Eventually all but willisi and parva will get tall and will take some trimming. That's really the tricky part there, trimming the plants without causing a melt. :)

A tank with good front to back depth and extensive terracing will help a proposition like this a lot. As would grouping everything a Dutch style. Alternatively one can go with just a couple species which helps keep size conflicts to a minimum. Check out my crypt tank page.

Two months after that photo the large Crypts had all hit the surface and were starting to crowd the tank. That's when selective and restrained pruning helped out a lot.

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