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Old 11-18-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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Planting question

I want to rearrange my tank. How close together can I plant two large amazon swords? Is it ok if there leaves intermingle? i want to increase the high light area in my tank. The swords are great but they shade everything.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:30 AM   #2
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I've seen your incredible sword tank Rich, very impressive plants I'm sure you can tell how massive their root systems are. Since they're both Amazons I would think that they will do OK with roots next to each other but I wouldn't put them so close together that their leaves shade each other. They do like about medium light. Pics
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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Well I moved them. We will see what happens. Let me know what you think.
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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if only my plant would grow THAT nice...
BEAUTIFUL Rich311k!!
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Very nice indeed.
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:35 PM   #6
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Those swords are pristine Rich Because they look so good now it should be easy to see if they start to have problems. Just keep a close eye on the leaves for anything unusual and examine any new growth for signs of stunting/poor nutrition.
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:26 PM   #7
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The shady cave like area you created with your plants is really cool. It looks like your fish love that idea. I really like the L. repens by the swords too.
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Thanks guys. I will keep an eye on the swords.
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:41 PM   #9
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I'll bet you one sword could easily take over the entire substrate of that tank, but it looks great. Nice job!
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:55 PM   #10
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I have no problem believing that. I couldn't believe the size of the roots balls when I uprooted them. Once I get my new tank I am going to move one of them.
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