01-29-2010, 06:41 PM
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Stephanie, is this occurring in the 29g or the 10g in your tank photos? If the 29g, I myself would have a bit more substrate; those swords appear to be Echinodorus bleheri and the red one E. osiris/rubin or somesuch, and they have very extensive root systems. I would have 3-4 inches of substrate where they are. If its the 10g, the problem could be the large size of the gravel. Fine gravel is recommended because it does make plant rooting easier for the plant, plus other issues I won't get into here.
These plants are quite firm, and any water current will be significant against their relatively broad leaves, which makes a sufficient substrate depth important.
Last edited by Byron; 01-29-2010 at 06:43 PM..