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Thread: New crypt

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    I bought a crypt today, but I'm unsure what type it is. I asked if it was balansea, but the LFS employee said it was something else. I couldn't get what he called it, so I'm asking if anyone here knows!

    It's leaves look just like my crinum natans, but it has the base of a crypt. It's leaves are long (2ft long) and a lot thicker than my balansea, but I get the impression this plant was grown in a very deep dark tank.

    It's QTing in a bucket for now, but I'm thinking of planting it at the back in my 90g.

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    Btw, that's a rock weighing the roots down in the bucket. There is no bulb.
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    Maybe Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia? I've been looking on Google and this one seems like it could fit the bill.

    Great find, those long leaves will look amazing in the tall 90g! I wish I had an lfs that sold plants, it would make picking out new one a lot easier

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    Ahh thank you! It could very well be aponogetifolia! I don't know if it will stay that large, most of my crypts like balansea are shorter. I bought it for the 33g, just to try more plants, but I think it has a better chance at staying tall in a shady area in the 90g.

    Thank a ton, gonna look up some info on it now!
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    Too bad you are so far away, I could hook you up with lots of tall crypts, I have to cull mine pretty often

    Hope this one works out for you
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    That is what I think too, beautiful plant. Hope it stays long for you.
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    I love the hammered texture. I hope it does well for you.

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    A plant that size is made for your 90 lol! It's hard to come across an aquarium plant like that around my area. I can't wait to see an update picture with this plant in the tank :D

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    I'm interested to hear how it does in your 90gal. I've been wanting some long-leaf plants in mine and just added some vals. I may look into this crypt of yours if it does well and grows tall.

    Could this plant of yours also be retrospiralis? I saw some on a vendor's site and it looked very similar.

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    Thanks everyone! Yeah, I think it'll go in the 90g at the back with an Osmocote tab.

    It could be @BluewaterBoof, maybe I'll try calling the LFS main guy.
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