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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Warped, twisted leaves on Amazon Sword

I've noticed the leaves of my Amazon Sword are somewhat twisted and rippled at the edges.

Should regular doses of Flourish and Flourish Trace dosed every couple days fix the problem? Should I dose using the directions on the bottle?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 12:11 PM
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Use Fert Tabs to feed sword plants, they take up most of their nutrition through the substrate. Push 2 of them deep into the substrate 2" or so around the plant base on either side.
Liquid Ferts dont do a lot for swords.
Are these the older leaves or new leaves doing that ?
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light levels on the tank? could be calcium deficiency too.

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I've had one Flourish tab right under the plant for a couple weeks now. Do you really need to add two for these beasts?

I have a 55W CF on a 29G tank. I understand this is medium-low light for a tank of this size. In another few months I may add another 55W kit to get into the 3.5W range.

Oh, and unless there's calcium in the Flourish, I haven't added any. I have pretty hard water too (around 150), but I dont know if that has anything to do with it.

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I should also add that the older leaves' edges are turning yellow.

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Please do not double post , I deleted the new thread and moved this one here if this is where you wanted it.
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probbably need more light, thats less than 2wpg.

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