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Old 02-19-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Is the Micro Sword ( Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae) hard to take care? I donno the lighting in the 60 gal...but is it hard to take care? In tropica.com , it says that it's hard to take care?? If that won't work, is there a easy foreground plant that is easy to take care of? i don't like riccia or java moss...

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Old 02-20-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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Micro swords will require strong lights @3wpg to keep low, and, if you do get them, you will want to almost plant them in individual strands about a blades width apart, or they will most likely develop algae in between them.
Most carpeting style plants are best planted with a lot of patience...

I had some micros in my main tank, but is now in what I have deemed my algae recovery tank. I pulled all the micro swords and bleach dipped them because of the algae. It is recovering nicely at the moment.

Have some dwarf hairgrass now, but also have two pots of glosso I think I am going to put in tomorrow on water change. Need lots of patience to do glosso the way I like it too look.
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thanks jhoetzl!! Is the dwarf hairgrass hard to grow? This is also my plant plan...can you tell me how much of these I need to get and if they work out in the 60 gallon? Also, if you think I should add more plants, can you tell me were to put it and what type? Thanks! Here are the plants im going to use

-Bacopa Caroliniana
-Micro Sword
-Amazon Sword
-Rotala Indica
-Stargrass (guppy grass)


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allright...I just got the 60 gal...and it's HUGE!!! So should I get tripple of the amount of plants? Thanks!

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It wouldn't hurt to load up on stem plants at first, but the swords will eventually get huge, so you will probably want to keep the number low. You have a new tank, experiment to see what plants you like.
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i've been through so many types of plants.. you'll weed out the plants that dont work for you. but you need to try them first. Its like i can get some plants growing in my tank that other's have the hardest time to and visa versa. trial and error... just buy and try.. thats all you can do..

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