pygmy chain sword isn't growing - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 18
pygmy chain sword isn't growing

Hi I have soil under 3"/4'' of 2-3mm gravel, I also put root tabs under these cheeky lil monkeys and they still dont spread out. I got a mix bag of 50 stem plants from a local company for 9.98. I got 3 lots of these swords in with it. I was really excited to see it spread out like a nice lawn, but it hasn't, any ideas/experiences?.
P.s its staying alive really well, nice and green, but no growth.

I use a small amount of fertiliser and thats it.

Thanks marcosis
marcosis is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Wannabe Guru
hbosman's Avatar
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Leesburg Virginia
Posts: 1,741
Are you using CO2? What is your lighting? Does your ferts include both macros and micros?
hbosman is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 02:06 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
AoxomoxoA's Avatar
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 893
AoxomoxoA is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 04:54 AM
Algae Grower
mr_bob's Avatar
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: san antonio, texas
Posts: 113
I had got some from the lfs for like a dollar a node and got like 3 of them and in a month in a tank that has poor lighting and no dosing they took off like a weed to the point my girlfriend told me I need to trim the jungle in the tank so that her fish could swim around. ended up selling a few handfuls of it.

but I'd look into the lighting and make sure its getting every thing its needs its really a very undemanding plant
mr_bob is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome