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whats wrong with my sword???
Old 03-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
 
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whats wrong with my sword???

Hey guys can you all tell me how to fix this; the leaves are turning yellow,not just one most of th elder ones but there is also lots of new growth.so do you think it is a problem or should i just wait and see? thanks IMG_9570.jpg
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
 
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looks like a nutrient deficiency... What kind of ferts do you use? How long have you had it?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
 
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Are they farily new and did you get them in a tube? A lot of Sword plants are cultivated emersed. If that is the case the original leaves will yellow and fall off as new submersed leaves grow in. I bought an Amazon Sword from a tube at PetSmart when I first started getting into planted tanks and it freaked me out too, now all the old leaves are gone and the sword has exploded in growth. I actually went and snipped then old leaves off some of my Argentine sword as soon as I got an equal amount of new growth so the plant could devote it's energy to the new leaves rather than keeping the struggling emersed form alive.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
 
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i dont use fertilizer usually but have a laterite gravel 2 inch layer of substrate and i some times dose with a fertilizer called plant magic when necessary. i dont know whats in it and i cant get seachem because it is not available where i live.. its not new its about 2-3 months old its just that only some of them are turning yellow but the plant is still growing and i see a new leaf every 3 days.. thanks for all the help
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
 
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Can you get root tabs where you live? My Amazon Swords generally need root tabs. I know there are some who just use the liquid fertilizers with success but I have found the Swords to be very heavy feeders so... the tabs have helped a lot.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #6
 
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thanks inga they are not but i will import from Germany they will be here in about 3 weeks will the swords be ok until then?
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
 
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When I first transplanted Swords to one of my tanks they went though a period like this. I added the root tabs and I also do liquid fertilizers. One by one leaves died off and I removed them as they got real bad but new leaved developed and they were perfectly healthy. The plants seemed to get nice and thick and full.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
 
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The powder fertilizer you mentioned in your other thread and in which I responded should fix this. Now that I know you have laterite, I'm not sure I would bother with the substrate pellets. The powder should be sufficient.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
 
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ok will do yes im getting the powder but i think ill get the clay balls too just to make sure... they are really cheap thanks for all the help guys
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