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    My ocelot swords aren't doing very well. The leaves have only the veins left, and they are brown. There are all spces between the veins. If it has anything to do with light, I have 20 watts on a 30 gallon. Here is the link to the requirements: http://azgardens.com/habitats_easy.php I am doing everything right. Whats wrong?
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    Ooops, I should have posted this in the plant section! Sorry!
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    Swords need more light than provided and require iron at the roots and in the water.

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    I have 1" of laterite in the gravel, and I am using kent freshwater plant fertilizer. How will I increase the light? My hood only accomodates one 24"/20 watt bulb.
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    Laterite is clay but is of no nutritional valve. It's used to help hold the nutrition you are giving your plants but by itself it's like growing in sand.

    Swords need plant tabs stuck in at the roots as well as in the water.

    You need something like this. I didn't see that one when I ordered my lights and ended up with 2-28 watt instead. Wish I'd have gotten this one.
    http://tinyurl.com/2mvwmo
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 11-26-2007 at 01:24 AM.

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    Oh, i have those too.
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    Like you, I lost several swords until I finally updated my lights. Sites vary on what it tells you they require for light. Some even say high light but I do think at least medium lighting is required for them to remain pretty and green.

    Flourite Excel will help if you don't have CO2 but the light problem should be addressed first.

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    Do you mean flourish excel? If you do, i am using that daily. I really think I dont want the swords if they need more light. If it was 5 types of plants, I would upgrade, if its just one plant, well, i can get another type. What type of background plant do you think is good? i have enough bunch plants, so i would like something differnt.
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    With 20W on a 30g you have less than 1 WPG. Definately up the lights. Even if your other plants are growing, most likely they are still not doing well. They are probably leggy (lots of space between whorls) trying to get to the light. Your best bet is to replace your current hood with a glass one and put multiple light bars or to get a fixture meant for your set up with multiple tubes. Ideally, you should have at least 2 WPG so you need 3 tubes at 20W each.
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    So, should I just get a glass hood, and get 2 more of the 20 watt fixtures I have?
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