08-19-2010, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 1077
The Sword is approx five inches from the back glass in one corner, with Leopard Valls behind it. I could move it closer to the front, but am fearful of pulling it up at the moment for the approx ten new leafs beginning are quite young . But I have noticed that there is more light hitting the front of the tank despite me moving the fixture as far back as possible.
To be honest ,when I first received the plants from a source often mentioned here,they were crammed into a box that one might be able to fit a phone book into with one small cool pack that I would guess thawed in a matter of a couple hours. It was very warm, and with the exception of the rubin sword and anubia's,, the plant's were in poor shape.(some 40 plants)
I would not do buisness with them again and it is for this reason also,, that I am hesitant to move any plants at this time.
I will take on board your suggestion and if the newly forming leaves begin to look poorly,, I shall move the plant.
Agree. Swords do not react negatively to being moved as long as it is not constant. After 3-4 weeks, move it forward if you want it closer. Some authorities suggest trimming sword roots regularly to maintain better growth, though I've never done this. But it is part of the fact that they can be disturbed though not excessively, and will not react as crypts would.