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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ammonia and Amazon Sword

I thought I saw some information about sword plants, (echinodorus amazonicus in particular) after newly being planted, indicating that they contribute to the ammonia in a tank for a short period. I can't find the thread. I have used the search on the site and I did get a couple of threads when I started to type this message, but still to no avail. Can anyone direct me to that thread? Or just give me some information about the possibility of this occuring? I may be completely off base too. "Oops" is the 4 letter word I use the most.


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they melt sometimes in new environments. Maybe the dead leaves contribute to the NH3?

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Thanks for the reply. None of the leaves of that plant show any sign of wilting or spotting or any other negative thing.

But I do have a bunch of dying marsilea stalks that I cut back to near substrate, but did not want remove any more so as not to damage the new growth just eminating through the substrate.

I had purchased the marsilea along with other plants and the marsilea all died. I was going to pull it out and take it back to the supplier when I noticed that there was new growth around each dead stalk.

I'll try to remove more of the dead material rather than wait any longer.

Thanks again!

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