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Old 03-30-2015, 11:15 PM   #1
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Why won't my Amazon swords grow??

Hey guys I have 4 Amazon sword plants that i have had for 6 months, and they haven't grown tall, anyone know why? I'm dosing with excel, flourish, Leaf Zone, and Seachem root tabs. Anyone got some advise? And I just upgraded to double bright LEDs


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Old 03-31-2015, 12:19 AM   #2
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Maybe try osmocote roy tabs?

Have they grown at all?

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Old 03-31-2015, 01:03 AM   #3
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They have grown a littleClick image for larger version

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Old 03-31-2015, 01:43 AM   #4
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Why won't my Amazon swords grow??

first of all those aren't Amazon swords, they look more like rubin swords and they don't usually get as big but they are still smaller then they could be.
like the first person said try adding some root tabs under it and it may help it along.
also the light may prevent it from growing to a monster if it is not very bright.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:19 AM   #5
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Yeah, those are red rubins, not Amazon swords. How tall is your tank?


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Old 03-31-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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It's a 20 gal tall


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Old 03-31-2015, 08:55 AM   #7
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I'd bump up the lighting if you can. Also, I used to use Seachem root tabs and they were awful for me. Actually used them on two red rubins, one ended up dying, the other held on. Search for Mebbid's DIY root tabs on here, you can make your own and they have worked a lot better than the Seachem ones. Plus they're a lot cheaper.


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I just got some Double Bright LEDs, are these alright for the plants?


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I just got some Double Bright LEDs, are these alright for the plants?


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Unless the leds are specifically designed to grow plants, they won't or at least not very well.

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They have a different spectrum designed to grow plants, is that good? Or should I just get t5s?


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What brand are they? When someone mentions dbl bright I immediately think of marineland and they don't grow plants.

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What brand are they? When someone mentions dbl bright I immediately think of marineland and they don't grow plants.

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+1. Marineland are good for lowlight plants such as Anubias, but Anubias can be grown under candlelight so it really doesn't say much about the Marinelands. If I were you I'd look into fluorescents or Finnex Planted+


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