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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Sword roots growing above substrate

My Swords are sending roots up into the water column. Does this mean they are creating a new plant or lacking nutrients? One of my Corey has been digging down in the roots lately.
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I blame the fish. Looks like they are disturbing the substrate and causing the roots to come out of the substrate

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How deep is your substrate? Swords can get pretty big. Perhaps the roots have just doubled back, having no where else to go?

It probably has plenty of roots below the surface. I have a large sword that does that somewhat and the substrate in that part of the back of the tank is ~5".
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