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Great plants for tall tanks! Was going to put these in my 75g but there is no more room! Wanted to share them with others ^^ If you have any questions feel free to ask. These are snail free and I don't see any algae either! Shipping is $7 for usps flat rate box anywhere in continental US. Can include free root tabs to fertilize plants (1 per a plant), let me know if you want them. The chain sword I got from another tank person who said the mother plant (full grown) is about 16" tall (currently under 10"). Great nitrate absorber! Appreciates iron fert. Have technically 3 plants, 2 smaller ones are still joined but can be split up, asking $4 total for all 3 of them. Red tiger louts is stunning lily plant with vibrant red leaves (made redder by dosing iron and giving medium to high light). You can keep the lily pads under water by aggressively pruning leaves when they get taller than you want. Within a few months the plant will be 'trained' to stay a certain height below water. Newest growth is red as it got a brighter light (beofre it was over shadowed by another lilly so older leaves are a more green). Asking $4 for the plant. Buy both plants for $7 + shipping (save $1) ^^ Both of these plats can be trimmed to keep small for smaller tanks, just cut off large leaves near base of plant when they get taller than you want. edit: can throw in free salvinia minimia with other plants, just ask when you message me
I've ordered an amazon sword (Echinodorus bleheri) online. It will be arriving sometime this week. I need help in figuring out what I need to do in/to my tank to support this plant. I have low light (t5), Java moss, marimo moss, and elodea. My understanding is that swords do fine with low light, but would better lighting make a difference for the sword and the other plants? I don't currently use fertilizer and I only have a thin layer of substrate. I plan to put the sword in a glass vase with gravel and a root tab. Will pea gravel be okay? Should I consider a fertilizer? My fish pretty much decimate the elodea and disassemble the moss. I have a 2.5 gallon refugium that I use for a plant sanctuary--when the elodea start looking like green twigs or the moss looks like it could use a vacation, I put them in the refugium for some time away from their predators. I'm getting a clip on led light for the refugium because it is a bit dark back behind the tank. The sword won't fit so easily in the the refugium with the other plants in rehab, so I hope my fishes don't made salad out of the sword. If they do, then no sword for me. Some protection magical spells for the sword would be appreciated! Thank you!
Hi everyone. I recently bought some Parviflorus Tropica swords for my betta's 3 gallon jungle. They sent some extra plants so I put some in my goldfish 20 gallon. I planted both of them about 1 week ago. The ones in the betta tank immediately began developing brown spots and now the leaves are turning yellow. The ones in the goldie tank are doing just fine. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong with the swords in the jungle? The setups: 3 gallon Betta tank, 78-80 degrees, pH 6.4, salted at .1% to treat a mold on his fins. I use exel flourish daily and some kind of Iron/Magnesium liquid fertilizer once a week. Substrate is gravel. Light is a 15watt strip that came with the tank and gets a lot of bright light from a window. 20 gallon goldie tank, 68 degrees, pH 7.6, no salt, exel flourish daily and Iron/Magnesium once a week. In both tanks the plants roots are wrapped in the blue/white filter floss and "planted" in plastic pots. The rhizome is about 1/2 visible above the surface of the pot. This has worked well with the anubius and amazon ferns in my barebottom goldie tank. The light is a 17watt Flora Sun that I recently put in. Lights are on about 6 hours a day, and the tank gets a fair amount of natural light. Is it the salt? Any help would be appreciated. The betta loves his jungle, but the jungle does not seem to love the tank. Thanks so much!! mj