Cryptocoryne Balansae

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1 bunch: 8-10 stems

Height - 8-10 inches tall

 

Here's a summary of parameters for Cryptocoryne balansae:

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne balansae
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Moderate to low lighting levels are preferred for Cryptocoryne balansae. Provide 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is not strictly necessary, as Cryptocoryne balansae can grow well without it. However, CO2 injection can promote more vigorous growth and larger leaves.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is preferred. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients.
  • Propagation: Cryptocoryne balansae can be propagated by division. Simply separate healthy portions of the plant and replant them into the substrate.
  • Care Level: Moderate. Cryptocoryne balansae is a slow grower but can become quite large over time. Trim any damaged or dying leaves to promote new growth and maintain its appearance.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is known for its long, slender leaves and can grow quite tall, making it suitable as a background or midground plant. It appreciates stable water conditions and does not like to be disturbed once planted. Cryptocoryne balansae can also be sensitive to changes in water parameters, so avoid sudden fluctuations.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Cryptocoryne balansae can thrive in your aquarium, adding a lush and natural look to your aquascape.

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