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Sir Tristen
04-30-2009, 02:34 AM
Unfortunately, Petsmart only labels its sword plants as assorted swords unless you buy them in a pot for an extra couple bucks, so I don't know what type of sword this is. I was thinking Amazon, but I'm not 100% certain. Does anybody know?

From the front of the tank.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/740/medium/IMG_0514.JPG

A closer shot from the side of the tank

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/740/medium/IMG_0515.JPG

And a daughter plant. Should I take it off and plant it? Looks ready to me.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/740/medium/IMG_0516.JPG

Algenco
04-30-2009, 02:36 AM
looks like a bleheri, the longer it stays on the better.
I got 30 from one stalk:hmm3grin2orange:

Sir Tristen
04-30-2009, 03:01 AM
30 daughter plants from one stalk! That sounds awesome! So, frome what I've read, I take the plant off the stalk by twisting it carefully so as to preserve the stalk?

Bleheri huh? I'll have to look into them. Will that do okay in about 2 wpg?

Algenco
04-30-2009, 03:03 AM
yep, twist them off gently, mine was at 2.2wpg, they can get huge 28"

Sir Tristen
04-30-2009, 03:09 AM
28"! I'm planning on putting it in my 35, which will have just shy of 2 wpg. I hope that will be enough, and that the 35 will be able to house the monster plant!

Sir Tristen
05-02-2009, 04:04 AM
Just curious, how can one tell whether it is a bleheri or actual amazon? And will one root tab in the sand beneath it be enough ferts? I also have diy co2

Algenco
05-02-2009, 04:42 AM
there are 2 swords refered to as "Amazon" bleheri and amazonicus

http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide_search.php?search=sword&type=Search