Amazon Sword Leaf Thinning

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Hello,

I have a standard 10g somewhat planted tank and my amazon swords seem to not be growing as well as my other plants are. My ferns and anubias plants are doing well and have grown while my amazon has been thinning out/getting a bit clear. I have given each amazon sword a root tab since I only have 2 and have dosed liquid ferts, I do no CO2 and have a 15 watt light, I am thinking that my lighting may not be enough but I am unsure and would love some advice/help on it!
 

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Hi marmaaa
Planted in sand is ok as you already have root tabs.
However the old leaves around the outside of the “crown “ will be the first to need removing as the plant adjusts to your water. Indeed it’s even likely the plant may loss a few old leaves before new ones come along.
It’s also possible every old leaf will die. Do not give up on the plant wait a couple of months. Yes I said months, but mean around 6 weeks before you give up on a plant adjusting to a new home.
 
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Flyfisha said:
Hi marmaaa
Planted in sand is ok as you already have root tabs.
However the old leaves around the outside of the “crown “ will be the first to need removing as the plant adjusts to your water. Indeed it’s even likely the plant may loss a few old leaves before new ones come along.
It’s also possible every old leaf will die. Do not give up on the plant wait a couple of months. Yes I said months, but mean around 6 weeks before you give up on a plant adjusting to a new home.
Thank you very much, I won't give up on them but I was just worried that I was not doing something correctly.
 

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