Originally Posted by MoneyMitch
not enough, there are some little brown spots on a few of the leafs while the whole leaf stays green n def right?
I'm not so sure about this. I have swords in several tanks, and in the ones with better lighting, they're doing great - my nitrate levels are typically very low - 7.5ppm at the most, but most of my tanks run in the range of 2.5- 5 if not 0. . . *shrugs* Your lighting is higher than ANY of my tanks, though, so it could be. . .but is it possible that there is another reason why your swords are having these issues?
I want to experiment with a dirty tank, too - but I'm REALLY
leery about doing so with any fish involved. I'd suggest you find another way. . . it's just too dangerous! I'm planning to set up a 10g, and just let it run for a while doing loads of water tests, until I'm sure it's safe for my babies. . .
Definitely second Ao's recco on the book. Even if you don't follow her method, it's a good book to read.