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post #21 of 29 Old 04-10-2010, 08:26 AM
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Here ya go. I took some pictures for you to see what I'm talking about. The first two is what it looked like when I first got them. They were small so I placed them in the front of the tank. They are slightly left in the picture. Little did I know they would grow tall so I moved them towards the back of the tank now. The third one you can see the roots growing out of the tubes and into the substrate. The next 2 pictures are of how tall they got and how big the leaves are.

I also think the Amazon Swords would look really nice in your tank. Maybe 3 along the back wall, but not spaced evenly. Maybe two a cfew inches apart and the third a couple feet from them. Just my opinion.

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post #22 of 29 Old 04-10-2010, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome, thank you for the pictures, I really want to get some now!!

I was looking at your tanks, what it the darker looking plant in the picture below?

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post #23 of 29 Old 04-10-2010, 11:15 AM
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Ah, yes. That is a nice plant which has since spread open nicely. That is the Echinodorus Red Rubin. A very nice addition of deep red.
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post #24 of 29 Old 04-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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And here's the narrowleaf chainsword Byron and I mentioned. This tank was planted at the beginning of March and you can already see all the runners forming across the front of the tank. 1 pot from Sweet Aquatics gave me 3 small plants, all shooting runners like crazy.
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post #25 of 29 Old 04-10-2010, 04:00 PM
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And here's the narrowleaf chainsword Byron and I mentioned. This tank was planted at the beginning of March and you can already see all the runners forming across the front of the tank. 1 pot from Sweet Aquatics gave me 3 small plants, all shooting runners like crazy.
Is this the same as narrowleaf mirco chainsword?

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hmmm.....I'm not sure, but I think so. Byron can certainly answer that question though.
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post #27 of 29 Old 04-11-2010, 09:25 AM
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Is this the same as narrowleaf mirco chainsword?
Probably not. This plant Lisa has (and I have) is Echinodorus tenellus, commonly called the pygmy chain sword. Many fish stores are now carrying quality plants that have tags attached, so check the scientific name which is the only way to be sure--though I have seen these incorrect a couple times. But if it is Echinodorus tenellus you're OK.

There is another plant that is not in the Echinodorus genus that is cometimes called sword, and micro too. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is the scientific name, photo attached. I've not tried this plant myself; I understand from several sources it is not easy, requires brighter light and good nutrients. It is more of a "carpet" type than the Echinodorus species. I have a plan to set up a 10g in the southwest window of my fish room (for light) with sand, and I am thinking of plants like this to experiment.

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Ok, thanks B. I found these two links to see the difference.
http://www.petsolutions.com/Default.aspx?ItemID=99931
http://www.petsolutions.com/Micro-Sword+I99932.aspx

The 2nd one is definetly the one I saw in the LFS. I don't think I have seen the first one yet. Thanks for the info. Sorry to hijack your thread JH.

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Ok, thanks B. I found these two links to see the difference.
http://www.petsolutions.com/Default.aspx?ItemID=99931
http://www.petsolutions.com/Micro-Sword+I99932.aspx

The 2nd one is definetly the one I saw in the LFS. I don't think I have seen the first one yet. Thanks for the info. Sorry to hijack your thread JH.
Glad you posted the photos, I see I forgot to attach the one I was referred to previously. Losing it in my advancing years. B.

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