02-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jhays79
I have an amazon sword that seems to be doing okay, but when it sprouts new leaves down at the base they're a transluscent purple looking color, not green at all. Is that normal? The rest of the big leaves are green, just the new growth is purple?
Also, what can you use to keep the anacharis planted in the substrate? I've tried rubber bands to hold them togther, and have tried using the lead weight strip that they come with from the LFS. I also tried seperating the stems and burying them in the gravel, but within a day they're back floating around the tank. Drivign me nuts!! I don't like the way the rubber bands and lead weights "strangle" the lower part of the plant, it seems to make them rot that way. Any suggetions I'm all ears! thanks!
You must have shallow gravel, or fish digging them up. I don't care for that plant, but if buried deep enough, shouldn't be popping up.
I'd try finding a strong, small plastic netting. Actually PetCo, sells a "brick" with moss on it, and has this with it. It's $8.99, but if you took the moss off, and anchored it with thread onto a piece of wood, etc, you could use this netting. Pull the plant bottom though it, and bury the netting with plants stuck in it, in the gravel or whatever substrate you have. That's what I'd try. See what others suggest :)
That would drive me nuts too!