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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Amazon Sword and a pH of 7.3

I was told by the LFS that Amazon Swords need a pH of 6.5 in order to survive.

Everything else I have read says they are hardy fast growing plants.

Does hardy mean they wil tolerate a pH of 7.3?
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They will do fine in a pH of 7.3 if given what they need:
Light, nutrients.

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I agree with taz. I have my tank at 7.1 and have to trim it every 2 weeks to keep it from becoming a monster!

I woke up one morning and realized my living room turned into a fish store!!! HELP!!!!
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I have mine in 7.5 and is doing great.
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I agree. It turns out plants and fish are able to adapt pretty well to different conditions. I'm sure they'll be fine

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I was growing them in arizona tap water....ph was probably close to 8. They grew just fine.
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Actually, swords grow often in or near alkaline/ base waters in nature (pers. comm. by D.Sci. on swords, Samuli Lehtonen) and not just in/ near acidic ones as often reported. Also, the water parameters change throughout the year. Hence, they are really adaptive.
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Thanks!

Checked the pH last night 7.4
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I've kept Amazon sword (standard strain) in pH 8.6 with no ill results. It was for a good month or two. It even grew new leaves and stems of babies.

(Don't ask, LOL--it was the only place I had at the time.)
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