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Old 07-02-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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What is this?

Have you ever looked under your tank?
I thought it was a pretty cool looking pic.





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Old 07-02-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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yours looks like a compressed road map of america
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Looks a lot like the root system of a Crypt, though it could be something else.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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Looks a lot like the root system of a Crypt, though it could be something else.
Nice call!

That is exactly what it is.

Not sure why the links are not working though.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:05 PM   #5
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I fixed your links for you. That is a wild looking picture. The root looks really cool from the bottom.
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That is cool. I have layed on the floor and looked at the bottom at times. Never took a photo though.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:32 PM   #8
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That looks really cool! I got to try that!
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Big sword plant? Cool pic, the bottom of my tank looks like that too!
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Is there ever a risk of plant roots breaking glass? The plant roots seem to get into everything else (my home's plumbing). I would assume the roots would push their way up if they met resistance from the glass, but what if there are more roots in the way? That would be a horrible mess.
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I would think that the substrate would heave up more easily than the glass would move down..... I hope!

I was planning on removing that crypt from the tank, but after seeing those roots it may be more involved than I had thought.

That thing started out as one little pair of leaves.


The top side of those roots.
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What a monster!
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