Indirect Sunlight

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Mike A, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Mike A

    Mike A Valued Member Member

    I have a 5 gal that I'm using to nurse a couple of small swords back to health. Will 9 hours of indirect and 3 hours of direct sunlight be enough to grow them? I have them right next to the window. thanks
     
  2. James17

    James17 Well Known Member Member

    I think it would be ok, just watch for algae growth.
     
  3. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    That sounds like it will work. My son brought a sword in to his school tank. The tank gets far too much direct sunlight but in 2 months the the plant got twice as tall and twice as many leaves. Odd since its considered a low light plant.
     
  4. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    I noticed that if it gets enough light, the leaves are rounded out.....lower light=long, thin leaf

    I bought one with leaves like baby spinach, and now it's tall and thin lol
     
  5. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    My sword isn't doing its best.

    Can I put it in a larger container, and grow it in sunlight?
     
  6. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Try giving it root tabs- makes a big difference to sword plants
     
  7. OP
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    Mike A

    Mike A Valued Member Member

    I stuck in an amano to help with algae. It remains unfiltered. How often do you think i should change out the water? So far ive been doing about 20% nearly every day which seems like it might be more than is necessary.
     
  8. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Do you have a test kit? You could change any time you see trace ammonia show up
     
  9. OP
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    Mike A

    Mike A Valued Member Member

    Yeah i do, its just at my other house which means id have to bring it back and forth
     




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