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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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swords with brown tips

Morning: I bought 2 beautiful sword plants this week-end at my LFS and today less than 48 hrs later, the tips of the leaves are turning brown. What is causing this, anyone know?? Just acclimating I hope... Thanks-
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Often Swords are grown emersed and only put into water when they arrive at the LFS. The plants will shed all their leaves and regrow leaves suitable for submersed growth. If you can post a picture of your plant we would probably be able to tell whether it was grown emersed.

The other possibility is that the tips are in a high current area of your tank. My sword closest to my spray bar had frayed brown tips on its leaves.

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Thanks for answering, I dont have a digital camera. I hope it wont lose all its leaves as it is gorgeous. Thanks-
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