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hi everyone. I have a few crypts that i recently added to my tank. I am getting crypt rot and was wondering if i can cut off the stems down to the rhizome or bulb, whatever a crypt has? Also how would this be done. Thanks
 

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Just cut off the dieing leaves as close to the base as possible. You do not need to remove the plant from the substrate to do this. I just use a pair of scissors to cut the leaves off.
 

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I freaked the first time I tried to grow crypts because a few days after I put them into the tank the began to melt away...it's no biggie. A couple of weeks later they were bigger than when I got them.
 
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