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Old 03-30-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Micro Swords?

I purchased some micro sword, apparently they are a Mystery snail delicacy but that's off topic . . . my question how do I get them to spread out? I have lots of "tendrils" coming off of them (pics below), am I supposed to do something with those? Advice?



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Old 03-30-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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Can you get a closer pic of those filaments? Do they look like beads on a string?
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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OK, not sure if these pics are what you're looking for, about as good as I can get. These are in the 46g.
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They look like they have a point that could sprout roots if that's what you mean by beads.
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Are you sure that it's coming from the micro swords and not something that hitchhiked in? Can you trace the back to the origin?
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I never thought it'd be from a different plant. I put them in 4 different tanks & each is doing it. If you pull on any of the tendrils you'll pull up the sword patch & they're no where else in any of the tanks except coming out of the micro sword patches, well they're supposed to be micro sword.
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Try and trace on to its root to see if its coming off of a microsword or not. I'm thinking it might be a bladderwort of some sort that got in there.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:09 AM   #8
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Hmmm, not what I expected to hear. OK, I'll check that out. I'll do some research on that I've never heard of it.
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