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crypt nurii

Hi,
I'm new to this sight and think it's great there is a forum on Crypts, probably the most under rated and poorly represented plants in the hobby. I'd like to throw my two cents in on this thread dealing with C. nurii. I first need to say that I have never kept nurii, but I do have experience with species of the cordata group as well as a couple forms of affinis. I have found that long term success with submerged growth with these plants were due to a buffered substrate. I mix beach sand (calcium carbonate) with top soil and cap it with fine gravel. I first did this with C. aponogetifolia and usteriana, trying to recreate the hard water conditions that they live in. It worked well, and just by habit, I did the same with every other crypt I received after that. When you repropagate more plants, it might be worth a try.

---Aaron
 
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