Should I remove an Amazon Sword from its pot?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by bettanewbie, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. bettanewbie

    bettanewbieValued MemberMember

    I bought an amazon sword over a month ago, and the roots are starting to come out of the black pot. Should I remove it and plant it under the gravel I have? It is growing new leaves quite quickly. Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just picked up a book and it says to take it out. :;smack
  2. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I take all of mine out. My amazon swords reproduce like CRAZY too! They're amazing I love them
  3. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, take it out of the pot, give roots a little trim and put in the substrate. It will also need a root tab for feeding. I use Flourish Root Tabs. Just one pushed down next to it.

    They are a beautiful plant and get big under the right conditions.
  4. OP

    bettanewbieValued MemberMember

    I'm sorry but what is a root tab? Would you mind linking to one?
  5. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

  6. OP

    bettanewbieValued MemberMember

    So that won't pollute my tank right?
  7. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes, remove the plant from the plastic pot. Also, pull away the wool that the roots are in.

    A single root tab next to the plant will not pollute your tank. But in a 10G tank, you will not have room for anything else in a few months. These plants grow very quickly and are tank busters! I have one that is taking over a 90G tank!
  8. OP

    bettanewbieValued MemberMember

    I only have a moss ball. :)
    Update! There was not any wool around the plant, just some green stuff. FINALLY tracked down the root tabs and put one in, there is some stuff floating around but thats from doing some serious tank work, and it is now planted. :)

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