Aquatic Crinum
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:51:53 PST
Can aquatic Crinum be converted, partially or wholly, to non-aquatic  
culture?  If so, how?  If not, what is the best culture for long-term  growth?  
Mine only seem to last about one year before slowly dying back and  then just 
never coming back to life...and then they just seem  to disappear.  They 
never bloom, but initially grow very well.   No fish, a few small snails but I 
remove the bulk of them when there seems to be  too many.  I don't have a 
heater in the tank, but the room temperature  is warm:  70s - 80s F during 
the day, with about a 10-degree drop at  night.  Plenty of light!  They are 
secured in the gravel if they are  loose bulbs, otherwise they are in the 
small plastic pots filled with foam-like  material.  There are a few other 
aquatic plants in the tank with them,  nothing special as they are all easily 
obtained at pet stores, but have become  more interesting to me than the fish; 
the aquatic plants are residual from my  "fish days."  Any suggestions would 
be greatly appreciated!  
--Jerry Lehmann
Olathe, KS

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