Just read through this whole thread! It looks like your swords originally had emersed growth, which might explain some of the leaf loss. This sword looks really nice. If you've trimmed most of the old leaves off you should probably start getting some new growth! Just stay on top of the root tabs. You've got a good start on this tank!
Thanks! I've only had one leaf starting for the only new growth in the last month or more. I'm due for root tabs...we shall see I guess