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Old 08-03-2010, 02:00 PM   #1 
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How do you plant amazon sword in tank?

Is it like anubias plants where you just tie it onto a cave/object? Help?
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:25 PM   #2 
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You bury them in the substrate.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #3 
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okay, what light bulb do I use? Not alot of sunlight gets in. Flourescent or incandecent?
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:13 PM   #4 
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To plant sword plants-I cram the roots into the substrate and then give them a slight pull or tug to bring the crown slightly above the substrate.
Lights-I use 20-40w and 6500-6700k daylight CF-depending on the tank size to get 1.5-2.5wpg roughly......
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what would you recommend for a 10 gallon tank with 3 separate amazon plants?
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:16 PM   #6 
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Amazon swords can get really big and some can grow fast all depending of nutrient and light, however, if you get them small to start and know you may have to remove and replace with smaller ones based on growth, IMO they are fine in a 10g tank.

For lights on a 10g tank-15-20w 6500-6700k should be fine provide that the bulb are under a year old.
If the substrate is gravel-I would use 1-root tab every 1-3 months if the swords start to look sad.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:21 PM   #7 
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okay, thanks(: you know everything, it's amazing:O haha
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Thanks...but I don't know everything...I like to think I learn something new every day....this is how I know I am still alive....laffs.......I am just old and been around for awhile......lol....
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