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post #11 of 31 Old 06-04-2008, 06:13 PM
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Liquid is not so necessary, as swords get most of their nutrients from the substrate, but the plantlets will appreciate it as their roots float in the water. The most important fertilizer to add is a root one to the substrate (you'll need other nutrients than just iron). Here's one that I've used: http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...ct~SC5251.html

As for liquid ones, I use Flourish. There are several different kinds for providing different nutrients, but the main one is called just plain Flourish, and it has all the standard macro and micro nutrients. I've also used the API brand, but I didn't like it as much as it stained my water yellow.
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post #12 of 31 Old 06-04-2008, 07:06 PM
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Liquid is not so necessary, as swords get most of their nutrients from the substrate, but the plantlets will appreciate it as their roots float in the water. The most important fertilizer to add is a root one to the substrate (you'll need other nutrients than just iron). Here's one that I've used: http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...ct~SC5251.html

As for liquid ones, I use Flourish. There are several different kinds for providing different nutrients, but the main one is called just plain Flourish, and it has all the standard macro and micro nutrients. I've also used the API brand, but I didn't like it as much as it stained my water yellow.
not true..Seachem will even argue that.

http://www.seachem.com/products/prod.../Flourish.html

Flourish is just micros and trace..there is no Nitrogen,Potassium,Phoshate (the main 3 macro nutrients) in it..And it doesn't hurt to have a carbon source;either DIY or pressurized CO2 or Excel
The Seachem root tabs are good one's

The Flora Pride and Leaf Zone is just an Iron boost basically,with some Potassium in the form of potash.Never seen the water turn yellow from the API brand;the only liquids that the turns water yellow are the blackwater extracts like Tetra Blackwater Extract,Kent Black Water Expert etc.
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Sorry, it doesn't have macro nutrients, you're right, I was just thinking that it had more than micro nutrients.

I wouldn't go so far as to add co2, as you don't want the thing growing too fast, it's in a 10 gallon after all!
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post #14 of 31 Old 06-09-2008, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
so which should i use?

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post #15 of 31 Old 06-09-2008, 04:28 PM
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The most important one to use is a root fertilizer, as the amazon sword feeds heavily from the substrate.
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post #16 of 31 Old 06-09-2008, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
so what should I do about the leaves that have brown spots? will they get better or should i just remove them? where should I cut?

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post #17 of 31 Old 06-10-2008, 04:13 PM
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You can prune back any unhealthy leaves. Just cut at the leaf stem as close to the base as possible.
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post #18 of 31 Old 06-11-2008, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
okay, so... more light, iron rich fertilizer and...thats it

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Just about :D although you'll have to play around with everything to make it work perfectly.
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post #20 of 31 Old 06-12-2008, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
thanks man, appreciate it. By any chance, do you sell... fish? live of course

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