Indirect Sunlight

Mike A

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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
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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My sword isn't doing its best.

Can I put it in a larger container, and grow it in sunlight?
 
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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.
 
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Yeah i do, its just at my other house which means id have to bring it back and forth
 
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