Cryptocoryne ciliata (I think)

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Cryptocoryne ciliata (I think)

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Either today or tomorrow (or sometime soon!) I'm going to replant the right-hand mezzanine floor of my 'Guilt' tank.

At the moment it's full of a Crypt. Looking at my planting notes for the tank, I think it must be C. ciliata . Assuming I can remove them without too much root damage, does anyone want them? It would have to be all of them - whether the recipient then passes some on elsewhere would be up to him/her.

Here's a photo of them with flash ...

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Vale! wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:29 am
Assuming I can remove them without too much root damage, does anyone want them?
As long as you have 40-50 mm of root they be fine and will encourage new growth. You have in soil or sand?
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Thanks, M.

It's a peculiar arrangement - an experiment when I reset the tank in 2014. There's a bottom layer of (mainly) decomposed leaf-litter that's mixed with a little planting medium as a belt-and-braces strategy! On top of that there's a plate of perforated plastic (to limit the diffusion of nutrients into the water-column) and on top of that there's a shallow layer of aquarium gravel. I expect the roots will have inundated the plastic plate and most of them will have to be ripped out rather than teased out!

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@Vale! I would certainly be interested in having these!

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Excellent!

I'll report back when I've got them in a bucket. Hopfully I can do the deed without much trauma - either to the plants or to me!

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Vale! wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:58 am
It's a peculiar arrangement - an experiment when I reset the tank in 2014.
Don't be surprised if you find the whole substrate moves, in that case. The root system, having there that long may of bound everything together. :O
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I pulled the one single crypt out of the nano... the roots went from left to right of the tank! i was expecting them to be a fair few inches long but not like that!

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Right. I've got nearly everything prepared.

I think I'll create a separate thread in which I'll document what I do and what I'll find!

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I'm sure you are planning to anyway, but turn the filters off and pull up slowly!

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