Indirect Sunlight

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

  1. Mike AValued MemberMember

    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. James17Well Known MemberMember

    I think it would be ok, just watch for algae growth.
  3. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    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. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

    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. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    My sword isn't doing its best.

    Can I put it in a larger container, and grow it in sunlight?
  6. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

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

    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. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

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

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

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