|01-28-2013 12:31 AM|
|Darkblade48||It definitely looks like a Sword of some kind. Without a clearer picture, I cannot be sure, but it looks like a daughter Amazon Sword, or perhaps a spathe.|
|01-28-2013 12:24 AM|
Those roots aren't from the main sword; that's a runner stem that plantlets will grow off of and develop their own roots. When the roots grow out a couple inches, you can carefully remove the daughter plants and replant them. Try not to wait too long or you'll end up with this:
That's two runners from a single amazon sword with probably 20+ 6" daughter plants that stretched all the way across my 4' 90g tank.
|01-27-2013 11:53 PM|
Here is a photo
|01-27-2013 06:08 PM|
Are you sure you have an Amazon Sword? Roots from the tops of leaves does not sound like any Amazon Sword I know.
|01-27-2013 05:00 PM|
|hbosman||Vals melted from the metricide probably. They tend to be sensitive to glutaldahyde. I've had Vals melt from Excel but left the roots in so, they did adjust and grow back. You could swap the roseate for a 6700 K and leave the 6000 K in.|
|01-27-2013 04:22 PM|
I am feeling a little distressed, it has been since 12/20, and the only new growth I have are, 1 leaf on an Anubas, New roots on my Swords near the top leaves, and frogbit having babies (which are starting to be my favorite since they are the only plants seeming to thrive. .
My Vals melted, my egra densa melted, my Bacopa Carolina looks the same since it was planted, and just about ready to give up.
Sad on a Sunday,
|01-12-2013 05:15 PM|
The 650 nm Roseate bulb sounds like your typical plant bulb (very pink).
You can change them to 6700K bulbs if you want; it will not increase the amount of light you have. It will change the look of your aquarium, as 6700K is significantly whiter (with a tint of blue).
|01-12-2013 02:10 PM|
|01-12-2013 01:50 PM|
I bought this light and it came with one 6000K and one 650nm Roseate T5 HO bulbs.
My question is, should I replace them with 6700k's?
I have a 55g, 48x21x12.
Currently dosing EI method and using Metricide 14.
I want to be certain I have "enough" light but still not too much for a 10 hour photo period.
TIA for replies