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    I am seriously thinking of taking out most if not all of these C nevilli (Forground) and replace them with C parva.

    The reason they will not grow as tall as the C nevilli.

    Seeing I can grow the C nevilli like weeds what are the chances of growing a good crop of the C parva.

    The area is 70cm X 5cm

    How many would I require to start off with knowing they will spread.

    I am not in a hurry for an instant carpet of C parva

    Keith

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    Providing you can find some parva for sale and buy enough of it to plant one every 5cm or so, you'll be looking at 2 to 3 years to grow a decent foreground of it. (and that's with good light and Co2)

    It's a veeery slow growing crypt.
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    • #3
      Hi Keith,
      I have to agree with Plantnut - they are slow growing, but if you plant them about a inch apart they will fill in more quickly.
      The other suggestion - why dont to do it in patches?
      Get some now - plant them in an area e.g. on the right hand side of the tank (wher you have got the smaller C. nevilli) and when the C. parva has filled in a bit, do the other side.

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      • #4
        OrangeFish

        Time what is that I am retired and what I dont do today I will do when I am ready.

        When I get them it will be one big order the area would only require 30 plants and I might lose a few but once established will spread reasonably quick.

        Keith

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        • #5
          C. Parva does not spread "reasonably quick" unfortunately.

          I've been growing it for around 3 years now so I know it's growth rates.
          The fastest way to propagate it would be a good emersed setup.
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          • #6
            aquagreen currently have C. parva on offer
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            • #7
              That post is several months old.

              I recently bought a good supply of Crypt parva from Dave and so far other than a few came out all growing perfectly not a sign of any die back/melt down.

              As you can see I packed them in tightly and it has not effected them at all.


              Recently planted Crypt parva

              Keith

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