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Old 11-14-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Plant name ????

Does anyone know the name of the plant pictured below?

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Old 11-14-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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Lolls like Java Fern


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Old 11-14-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
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Looks more like an Amazon sword to me.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:42 PM   #4
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That is not a sword


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Looks like a sword to me. Lacking the "ribbing" on the leaves that java fern has.


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Old 11-14-2014, 11:44 PM   #6
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Like bud said, it's an amazon sword, possibly a compacta.
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Its almost certainly an amazon sword.
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #9
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I'd say sword good sir. A fine sword indeed. As fresh stated.. jf has more structure to the leaf if that makes sense..

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Old 11-15-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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Hey guys... Yep, after looking on the web, i would tend to agree that its a sword... Thanks everyone for your advice!!


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Old 11-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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After all that, i found the receipt.. And yep, its an amazon sword
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:30 PM   #12
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Make sure you buy or make Root Tabs for your Sword. They are heavy root feeders.


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Old 11-20-2014, 10:07 AM   #13
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Hi there,

Im not a big fan of chemicals/fertilisers etc.... Trying to run a natural tank.
Any natural tips anyone to keep a planted tank happy ?


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Fertilizers are natural. They'd be present in Nature.

You can grow
Anubias
Java Fern
Java Moss
Without ferts usually.

Swords ? It might live. It might start turning transparent and die off without any food for it aka root tabs.


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Old 11-20-2014, 12:54 PM   #15
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Did you do a Walstad Method tank ???

Organic Potting Soil capped with Gravel or sand ??


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Old 11-21-2014, 02:25 AM   #16
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If ur asking whether i have soil in my tank, the answer is no.
I just have gravel.

To be honest, after looking at the sword carefully, its not the best looking at the moment... A little yellow on some leaves and a fair few black spots.

Just bought a new tank (juwel rio 400) which gets deliversd next week.

Any tips on subtate to help the plants before i begin to fill the tank.
Have planty of gravel 2mm... But should i layer the botton with something first ?


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Like coursair said. I would do walstad or something similar. Get some soil on the bottom. It will help the plants if you don't want to use ferts/co2.


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Old 11-21-2014, 09:30 AM   #18
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Cool shall do.
Any recomendations on type/name of Organic Potting Soil ?


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You don't want anything with big chunks of wood. No Perlite or similar.

You might sift it a bit to get any large chunks out.


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Cool... Will ask the lfs once i start settinf up the new rio 400


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