Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by atmmachine816, May 22, 2006.

  1. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    I have a light undermy tank so i turned it on and looked at the bottom of my tank and I saw what MASSIVE root systems my crpts have made. I never knew they grew so big and THICK it's amazing how fast they grow too. I was just wondering, some of the roots are running into the glass, should I redirect them so they have room to grow?

  2. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    ATM, yup. I have a metal stand for my 30G tank and I am able to look underneath it to see my plants' roots too. They're spread all over the aquarium floor.
  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    The roots will be fine, they will re-direct themselves :) Crypts really don't like to be disturbed. Sounds like your doing right by them ;)
  4. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Thanks, I moved their roots though because the three roots were growing up out of the gravel on the wall, was I wrong? Also the crypt finally formed a new plant but it's so small and it's just growing more leaves and not taller, will it ever grow taller?
  5. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    You can trim the roots coming out of the gravel off if you want. the little plant will take off pretty soon. Babies!!! You must be doing something right ;)
  6. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Well I hope that pretty soon is soon since it has been there for two months now and nothing is happening but do you think I could rotate one of my crypts 300 degrees so it looks better or would I be taking to much of a risk of killing it?

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice