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Old 02-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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plant ID please

Hey everyone,

so i had a quick question. i bought this plant the other day and it was labeled an amazon sword but when i look up pictures online it doesn't really look like one to me. this might be because it was grown immersed and needs some time to shoot up its submersed leaves. or maybe its not a amazon sword. looking at pictures it somewhat looks like a Mellon sword because of the rounder leaves.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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Hello B...

Your plant looks very much like a Rose Sword. If you're interested in the scientific name it's "Echinodorus x Rose".

Likes medium light.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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will it do well in high light with co2 and ferts or should i move it into a lower light tank?
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will it do well in high light with co2 and ferts or should i move it into a lower light tank?
Hello again B...

I've never dosed CO2. My tanks are heavily stocked, so ferts in addition to what the fish provide aren't needed. Higher light will initially make the plant grow faster. Not sure what high light would do to it long term.

It's been my experience that a plant doesn't live forever. If you give it high light it will grow quickly, but will likely have a shorter life in the tank. If you match the light to what the plant needs, then it will live longer.

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Non-annual plants should not have a life span. They should live for many years
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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so for sure its a rose sword?
when i google it the leaves online look alot longer than mine do in my tank,

is this something that will happen in the switch from emmersed to submerged leaves?
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