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Old 12-31-2015, 09:22 AM   #1
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Amazon Sword dark green

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I have an Amazon Sword (I think) where the leaves are turning dark green (see photo). I had to cut most of the leave after I got it due to slime from an added piece of driftwood. This was a month ago. Do you have any ideas as to why? NH3/NO2 are at zero and NO3 is at 5-10.

Lights are on 10 hours a day. The tank is 30g and the light is 2x18w.

Any clues would be appreciated.

Boyen
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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This is actually a crypt of some sort. Looks healthy, I wouldn't worry about that one dark leaf. It'll be fine IMO> Time to time, crypts will shed some leaves every now and then, looks like they're dying but it's normal. Also, when first introduced, they will melt down and you'll think they're dead ordering but they bounce back soon. Crypts and swords get most of their nutrients that they need tons survive from the ground with their roots, so make sure you're using root tabs. Hope this helped
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This is actually a crypt of some sort. Looks healthy, I wouldn't worry about that one dark leaf. It'll be fine IMO> Time to time, crypts will shed some leaves every now and then, looks like they're dying but it's normal. Also, when first introduced, they will melt down and you'll think they're dead ordering but they bounce back soon. Crypts and swords get most of their nutrients that they need tons survive from the ground with their roots, so make sure you're using root tabs. Hope this helped

Agreed, looks like a thriving crypt.


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Thanks guys. Appreciate it. I will enjoy the plant and make sure it gets enough nutrients.
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