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    i bought this plant nutrient called "Flora pride" by "tetra plant"

    before i bought it, i just let my amazon s. thrive on there own.

    i hear that they gtow really slow, but i dissagree. mine exploded with at least 5 more big leafs and several daughter plants in WEEKS.

    the new leaves and daughter palnts are really flimsy, and look yellowish. i suspected its a lack of iron, so i bought this firtilizer stuff.

    it says that its a "fast acting leaf absorption"
    do amazon s. absorb iron through there leafs or roots? or bolth?
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    I think they absorb iron through their roots. Use eco-complete or fertilizer spikes for that. I use Seachem's Flourish for all my plants and the occasional fert spike.

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    Good for you. I really like swords but I have awful looking ones. I envy you!

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    I have used that product,yes they absorb through there leaves but mostly by the roots.To get your best growth use seachme flourish tabs,they fert the whole substrate or if you have just a few plants you can use them individually.

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    Amazon swords react well to laerite products.... they thrive on iron but can be over fertilized.... They are mainly root ferts but do pull in ferts through leafs. Amazons are generally slow growers unless you snip them. Trimming the plant encourages growth....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeining75
    Amazon swords react well to laerite products.... they thrive on iron but can be over fertilized.... They are mainly root ferts but do pull in ferts through leafs. Amazons are generally slow growers unless you snip them. Trimming the plant encourages growth....
    Sorry to just butt into this thread, but I just got some Flourish Tabs for my amazon, I'm wondering how long will it be before it starts to take effect? Also do you trim off whole leaves if they are pale and have brown spots, or just the brown around the edges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaBison
    Sorry to just butt into this thread, but I just got some Flourish Tabs for my amazon, I'm wondering how long will it be before it starts to take effect? Also do you trim off whole leaves if they are pale and have brown spots, or just the brown around the edges?
    Generally, when a plant turns brown, it is best to trim it all the way off. As the leaf will eventually die off. To promote growth, it is always best to keep the dead or dying foliage off the plant. This tells the plant to start sending out new leafs to make up for the lost leaf. As with nature, when some part of a plant is injured, the plant quits growing per se, to heal the wounded part of the plant. It will expend its energy on repair, versus new growth, literally halting the plants ability to flourish.

    Just a suggestion.
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    Although swords are heavy root feeders they do just fine with nutrients absorbed through the leaves. I know of an experiment where all the roots were removed from a sword and it thrived with only water column ferts.
    They are iron hogs! I dose iron twice per week
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    LOL...first I read the title and got all excited thinking we had another parrot owner!!!
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    @ Algenco

    I got some Flourish Tabs I'm going to replace at the soonest time 3 months since it says 3-4 months per tab.

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