Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Eagle River, Alaska
Help with Amazon Swords melting
I recently upgraded my tank to a 65 gallon and the tank has been up and running for a while, mostly doing good but I continue to have the some of the same issue with some plants that I had in my old 54 Gallon. I've gotten the algae under control but mostly the Amazon Swords just do not live. I also had some Anacharis planted in the front left of the tank when I first set it up, I put root tabs down there but as they did in my old tank, the bottom parts just rotted away and the whole mess ended up floating. It grows really well if I let it float, I just can't ever get it to take root. Even my Java Ferns don't seem to be doing that well, lots of holes in the leaves and such not vibrant green like I see in other tanks. Both tanks are quite deep so I am wondering if maybe the issue is PAR for my light at the bottom of the tank? I'm using a FLUVAL 3.0 and I have it set to ramp up to full light for 3 hours then ramp back down. I keep the blue light low as I understand that grows Algae. I use NILOCG Thrive C fertilizer and NILOCG Root Tabs. I have two Amazon Swords that have about 3-4 root tabs below them and I dose 3 squirts of Liquid fertilizer every day and they just look to be wasting away. In case it matters my light is about 22" above my substrate, which is about 2 inches of Carib Sea Tahitian Moon Sand.
If anyone can come up with some suggestions for me to try I would really appreciate it. I've read through many threads on this and I see many people with similar setups growing amazon swords with no issues.