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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Amazon Sword

I got a tall Amazon Sword yesterday and put it in Fishie's tank. It looks great, but how much light do I need for this plant? It's in the back part of the tank so it gets a little bit of sunlight from the window, but never very bright. I still haven't gotten the right kind of bulb, either. Though I'm not going to turn the tank light on for a while until Fishie's tail heals. Whenever the tank light is on he's constantly flaring. And with the damage he's done to his tail biting it, there's going to be a blowout from flaring if I turn the light on.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 04:34 PM
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Amazon swords require high iron too. As for tail biting as many hiding spots as possible.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 04:53 PM
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I find Amazon sword to be have very little light requirements but need some low light but it does best with medium light.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 08:47 PM
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I have one; it doesn't get a whole lot of light. It was looking pretty sad, so I bought it some root tabs and now it's very green and growing beautifully - it even has little babies growing from the bottom!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 12:06 PM
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the amazon sword will eventually outgrow your tank fyi, root tabs are definately a must if you dont have any soil in your tank (and tbh I use them even with soil).
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:48 PM
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I give mine 3 watts per gallon, liquid ferts, iron tabs, and the fish add CO2.
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