10-31-2006, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew
Cut back the skanky leaves, they arent good for the plant infact they probably do the plant more damage, just treat dead leaves like you treat dead flowers in the summer, rip them off and new ones grow! :)
I wouldnt say you need ferts or CO2 iwith swords, perhaps you need to change your lights- if they have faded and reduced in power that may have something to do with them no longer being impressive.
I definately keep removing the damaged leaves, and am amazed that new ones keep growing in. I'm wondering about the bristle noses now, maybe try feeding them at night.
Questions about floursecent lights -- how often should they be replaced (I've heard 6 months) and what do you do with them? I've never had a bulb actually burn out (I should probably put em in a shop light or something) -- but even if they did, I've heard they have mercury or something in them.........do they go in the trash or out with hazardous waste?
Also, are you suppose to trim the roots of amazon swords?