PLANT GROWTH BOOSTER

CRYPTO-PLUS

CRYPTO-PLUS is a unique formula that boosts the amount of nutrients and light that your aquarium plants absorb. It increases plant growth, colour and health and helps aquarium plants achieve their real potential! Ensures well-formed leaves and rich colours, heals bruised and transparent patches on leaves, smooths ragged edges and prevents disease. Great results can be seen in a matter of days, especially with ‘red leaf’ plants. eSHa CRYPTO-PLUS is safe to use with all tropical and coldwater fish.

THAT'S NOT ALL

PRODUCT FEATURES

CRYPTO-PLUS

WHAT TO EXPECT

RESULTS

FULLY FORMED LEAVES

LUSH GREEN LEAVES

QUICK GROWTH

HEALS BRUISED AND TRANSPARENT PATCHES ON LEAVES

QUESTIONS?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our products are designed to be simple, safe & easy to use, but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. But before you do, please check our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if your question has already been answered.

  • Always read the leaflet before use;
  • This product may stain if spilt;
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets;
  • Do not use with animals that are intended for consumption;
  • Store bottle and leaflet in original packaging;
  • For freshwater aquariums only;
  • The product may discolour the water;
  • Keep away from cuts, eyes and other sensitive areas;
  • This information is general product information, not to be mistaken for the instruction leaflet. No rights can be derived from this F.A.Q.!

If there are not enough available nutrients, plants can not flourish. A number of areas require attention for successful plant growth:

  • Light levels;
  • Soil type;
  • Flow & circulation;
  • CO2 levels;
  • Non-plant eating fish;
  • Frequent trimming of plants;
  • Calcium (hardness needs to be 4-10°GH);
  • Nutrient levels (specifically: iron, magnesium, calcium);


In addition, we recommend using CRYPTO-PLUS to enhance plant growth and colour. It can also be used to prevent and stabilise the following ailments:

  • The dreaded ‘slimy leaf disease’ (in Cryptocoryne species);
  • ‘Leaf-hole’ disease.

CRYPTO-PLUS works by stimulating the internal osmosis process and enhancing local transport of nutrients through plant cells and leaf veins. It also helps to improve photosynthesis. In effect it accelerates the biological processes, therefore boosting the levels of available nutrients, light and CO2 that your plants absorb.

For the hobbyist this means a significant increase in the abundant growth, colour and health of aquatic plants. Under the right conditions, CRYPTO-PLUS will work better than a CO2 system / fertilizer combination. In addition, it will enhance the colour of your plants more than a CO2 system by increasing the level of nutrients that are utilised.

A summary of CRYPTO-PLUS’s benefits (visible in a matter of days):

  • A significant increase in plant growth, colour and health;
  • Wide, healthy branching of plant stems;
  • The formation of new layers and leaves;
  • The formation of well developed leaves with deep, lustrous colours;
  • Dull leaf surfaces brighten (CRYPTO-PLUS removes precipitation in the pores of the leaves).


CRYPTOPLUS also benefits your plants by:

  • Preventing transparent bruised patches;
  • Resolving ‘cucumber shape’;
  • Helping to prevent ‘collapsing of leaves’;
  • Preventing ragged edges;
  • Resolving slow, disappointing growth.


As well as enhancing plant growth and colour, this product can also be used to prevent and stabilise the following ailments:

  • The dreaded ‘slimy leaf disease’ (in Cryptocoryne species);
  • ‘Leaf-hole’ disease.


Your plants will flourish like never before with CRYPTO-PLUS!

  • CRYPTO-PLUS can be used with all aquatic plants;
  • You can use CRYPTO-PLUS in freshwater aquariums;
  • CRYPTO-PLUS is very well tolerated by fish, plants and filters.


CRYPTO-PLUS will have the best results with Cryptocoryne, Stratiotes, Marsilea, Acorus and other ‘redleaf’ plants in freshwater aquaria. Their shapes and colours mean they have an important place amongst aquatic plants, but tending them can prove complicated and often unsuccessful. CRYPTO-PLUS helps to solve any problems you may encounter. If used weekly it can help prevent problems before they arise.

CRYPTO-PLUS is safe for use with all freshwater aquatic plants, fish and filter media. It is nitrate free and consequently will not encourage algae growth. It is beneficial to dose CRYPTO-PLUS after completing your regular water change.

Overdosing
Overdosing is not recommended, however, CRYPTO-PLUS remains non-toxic (under normal conditions) if more than the recommended dose is accidentally added.

Other treatments (from other manufacturers)
Never combine treatments unless the manufacturer specifically states that it is safe to do so.

You will benefit the most from CRYPTO-PLUS when adding it to your water shortly after your regular water change.

  1. Use a weekly dose of CRYPTO-PLUS to create optimum conditions for plants to thrive. It is beneficial to dose CRYPTO-PLUS after completing your regular water change. Calculate the volume of your aquarium (only the area occupied by water). You can use the Dosage Calculator to calculate the correct dosage.
  2. Add drops of CRYPTO-PLUS to your aquarium by holding the bottle upside down and squeezing the pipette (20 drops = 1 ml).


Extended Dosage

For damaged plants and slow growing plants:
Day 1: 20 drops / 100 litres
Day 2: no dosage
Day 3: 20 drops / 100 litres

Prolonged dosage
For holes in leaves and slimy leaf diseases / bruised patches:
Day 1: 20 drops / 100 litres
Day 2: no dosage
Day 3: 40 drops / 100 litres
Day 4: no dosage
Day 5: 20 drops / 100 litres

CRYPTO-PLUS can be combined with PRO-PHYLL and eSHa OPTIMA. To get the best results, use PRO-PHYLL and eSHa OPTIMA daily and CRYPTO-PLUS weekly.

You may notice a flake-like sediment forming in your bottle of CRYPTO-PLUS. This can form under certain conditions, because CRYPTO-PLUS contains no artificial preservatives. The sediment is a natural compound, is totally harmless and will not affect the performance of CRYPTO-PLUS. The sediment dissolves harmlessly in you aquarium.

A flourishing, planted aquarium looks beautiful and encourages your fish to display their natural colours. Your fish will be happier in a healthy planted aquarium, as many fish are used to plants in the wild. Plants provide them with essential ‘hiding-places’. Plants help maintain a healthy biological balance by producing oxygen and using up carbon dioxide (the bi-product of fish respiration) during photosynthesis. Plants also absorb ammonia / nitrates and help suppress algae, which would otherwise be detrimental for your fish.

Approximately 70% of aquarium plants draw their required nutrients directly out of the water through their leaves. The main function of the roots is to serve as an anchor in the soil. Plants need sufficient light (approx. 2 watt/dm2), minerals and salts to grow properly. The growth of plants is dependent on what nutrients are available and the lack of one or more nutrients leads to pale colours, insufficient leaf development and general poor health. Most plants need the same growth materials in similar proportions and PRO-PHYLL provides a comprehensive package of nutrients for a wide range of aquatic plants.

CALCULATE IT YOURSELF

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

This dosage calculator is a tool to calculate the standard dosage for normal aquariums. Although this calculator is carefully put together, we strongly advise to read the product instructions and leaflet carefully.

EXACT DOSAGES

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

Refer to the RESULTS to get your dosage plan. Please read the leaflet, instructions and exceptions before using your chosen product!
YOUR DOSAGE PLAN
RESULTS
* ATTENTION: BE AWARE!

In case you do not have a normal aquarium, you have to adjust the dosage accordingly. For example, if you have large amounts of rocks, stones or other deco material, the dosage needs to be decreased. If you have an oversized external filter the dosage needs to be increased.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is smaller than 30 liters, this is smaller than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is larger than 300 liters, this is larger than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

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SAFE TO USE WITH

PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY LIST

We often get questions if our products are safe to use with certain types of animals. After testing our products carefully, we have put together an overview that shows which product are safe to use with your beloved aquarium creatures.

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PRODUCT SHRIMP / CRAYFISH SNAILS / MUSSELS FROGS CORALS AXOLOTLS

eSHa 2000

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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EXIT

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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GASTROPEX

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

GASTROBEL

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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GASTROBAC

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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HEXAMITA

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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PRO-PHYLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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eSHa OPTIMA

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

PROTALON 707

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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PROTALON 727

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

PROTALON 7.0.7

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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GOLDY

No

No

Yes

N/A

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TORTUFIT

No

No

Yes

N/A

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eSHa gdex

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa -ndx

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa alx

No

?

Yes

?

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CRYPTO-PLUS

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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TRIMARIN

No

No

N/A

No

-

OODINEX

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

-

MINAROLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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