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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