02-19-2010, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyD44
I am going to place the order tonight once I get home...thats just the finalized list....
how many narrow leaf chains should I go with? i don't want them overwhelming the tank, but a good amount...she said they are available in pots, and there are 3 to a pot...I was thinking of ordering 2 pots and break up the individual plants(if possible)....order has not been offically placed. yet
Johnny, if there are 3 to a pot, one pot is plenty. I bought one lone plant in October 2008 and within 5 months it was everywhere in the 90g tank. I pull up runners and plantlets every 2 weeks to keep it in check along the front. Which is fine, it is a good plant for the front and substrate cover, grows fast so is filtering the water well, and it must be happy.
In my 115g I have a similar chain sword, E. quadricostatus, slightly larger leaves. These plants are direct decendants from one plant I bought in 1997. I also yank these out regularly.