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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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I am kicking myself for not leaving the swords in the back of my tank. Can't remember who but it was recommended that I move them to the front. Guess the person didn't know I had a really short tank and I didn't think they would get this big.

The only way I am going to get to keep them is if I tear down the tank and start it from scratch. They have been in the same corners for way too long to be easily moved.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 10:49 PM
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You should be able to move them back to the corners so you can keep them. Just trim 2/3 of the roots and remove the larger leaves.

Or, you could sell them through this site's Classified section. They are quite pretty and should sell easily.

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I am on the fence about keeping them. I will sit down and stare at the tank and see if I want to tackle moving them or replace them.

They are really hindering the growth of my DHG which is why the tropica may be better suited for my tank.

grrr, I hate tough decisions sometimes

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You and me, both. I actually grow attached to the plants and try to figure out a way to make it work. Am giving my gigantic Amazon Sword to a friend because there's just no way.

I planted my DGH clumps too big for optimum growth so I'm sitting here looking at my tank comtemplating pulling them all back up....and hoping I don't take any inverts with them.

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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I broke my clump of DHG into 8 smaller clumps. I have struggled some with my MTS causing the clumps to come up but I go behind them and poke it back down. Now two of my clumps are starting to turn brown, not sure if it is lighting or the osmocote capsules. All the clumps were nice and green up until I put in the capsules. Since then the swords have really grown so I can not really determine what the issue is.

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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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well, I decided to sell the swords. Not it is time to fine some other plants that I can put in the back that will stay short and help fill it in.

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[IMG]here is my red melon sword with a nerite as a size comparison.it is about 2" across.this is the tank with 2.8 wpg.

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I will take a look once I get home since work blocks me out of a few sites

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