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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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I've got Anubia Petite and Windelov Fern which are doing great in my nano but my swords are melting / disintegrating.

I was thinking of going down the fertilizer route as I'm not confident in setting up a CO2 system just yet!

Are there any ferts which will not harm my Red Cherry Shrimp?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 09:34 PM
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I'd start off with root tabs, they contain good amounts of chelated iron and other nutrients that swords require (being big root-feeders). You could probably just get away with those planted under the roots. Good luck, and pictures!

(Swords also need good light.)
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What type of lighting do you have? Like thewesterngate mention adding some root tabs for the sword may help. If you want a cheap and easy source of CO2, try the DIY CO2 method. It isn't as good as going pressurized, but it works.

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