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It's been driving me a bit crazy for a while lol.
Ok, so why are my rosette swords so mini? Particularly my echinodorus oriental.

I've looked up pics online, but not too much, does anyone have pics of oriental sword in their tanks?


This is my tank: 120g 60"x18"x26"
PH 7.4
KH 3
GH 3
TDS ~100

Lighting: Beamswork RBG,
Beamswork 1W 10000k,
Beamswork 1W 6500K
3W 10000k LED backlight

Photoperiod:
Main lighting is a split 7 hour photoperiod
Accent and backlight are on for 7 hours.

Fertilizer: Just started dosing Profito Easy
Life. Root tabs are Osmocote,
Flourish and API.

Here is a FTS

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Some of the rosette swords are new, some have been there for a few years. I have them planted in dirted pots. I supplement with root tabs equivalent to Osmocote (just added more) and API tabs.

The two oriental swords on the left have been there forever. The far left divided off the other actually. But still, their leaves are so tiny. The green ozelot sword was probably there for 6 months or so. Leaves look larger than the oriental
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Then there's the two oriental swords on the right. These are relatively new, the one in back grew off the one the front. It seems they readily split into daughter plants. But again, new leaves are tiny.
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Idk what the red swords are next to them are, but they seem to grow larger. Still pretty small, but this could be their proper size, idk, they've been there forever. This green ozelot sword is new, but leaves look to be the size of the unknown red swords.

So is it my small pots? Roots bound perhaps? Are ALL my swords oddly stunted? Does anyone think I should repot into larger pots?

Some more pics to help me figure out a problem or if this is normal.

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Also if anyone has any little scaping tips, I kinda threw this together, but they are welcome since i'm considering adding large containers of dirt and replanting. But for now I just added more root tabs.

Oh and the hygro aragula is also new and i'm just growing it out submerged before I figure out how to plant with it.

Tx all! Much appreciated 🙂

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