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Old 03-19-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Biggest Amazon Sword plant?


Whats the biggest Amazon Sword plant you've ever seen, or grown in your own tank? My two oldest Swords are going on a year old, and they're probably 12inches tall, they started out maybe 2 or 3 inches. I want to grow them really big, but I think I'm getting limited in tank height. What's the biggest Sword you've grown and what kind of conditions was it grown in? Pics would be cool too!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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how bout the one native here in Thailand?

Echinodorus cordifolius

grows really fast, no need for CO2, actually no need for anything

they grow everywhere, and they're huge

edit: it appears the web says its from NA, so I suppose its an invasive species here, some MODERATOR EDIT probably threw it in the waterway and now they're everywhere

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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Any pics?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Mine grew to 28" untill i took them out of my aquarium lol
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #5
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Mine grew to 28" untill i took them out of my aquarium lol

Wow that's awesome!
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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I have 1 in my 75G that the tips of the leaves are all the way to the top of the tank. I have to transplant it from my 20H.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #7
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I currently have 2 that both reach well over 12 inches, longest leaves are probably close to 16 or 17
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I think I had one that got over 12in, but most didn't.
Anyone selling the Echinodorus cordifolius?
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Anyone selling the Echinodorus cordifolius?
I dont believe so from the OP however i would love to get my hands on some
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:54 PM   #10
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In our country, it is widely sold in cartimar everyday. And it grows wildly in bogs, creeks and streams.
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Do you happen to know if it's fully aquatic?
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Looks like yes, its a water plant and a bog/land plant.
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http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...ordifolius.htm

Cool article on the Cordifolius, says it can reach up to 4ft if given the right conditions! Also says it is found in southern U.S. states, which I never knew. Would love to have a big deep tank with a few of these monsters in it!
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My Melon sword i bought off h4n has reached the top of my 75, and starting to grow out of it with its leaves. The root system is massive. I love it
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I now really want a Cordifolius! anyone know where i can get some within the USA?
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