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  1. #1

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    Mar 2008

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    Im planning to set up a 1ft cube with Brazilian Micro Sword-lilaeopsis brasiliensis. Here is the setup:

    1 ft cube
    Laterite+Peat+2-3mm gravel - About 2-2.5 inches in total
    Light- 2x23W CFL, starting with 6 hours
    No dosing for the first 2 weeks
    water change-50% weekly
    CO2-Pressurized, Diffuser, 2bps
    A tiny internal power filter to keep the water flowing
    No fauna for now, planning to add RCS in a month or so.

    Please let me know your experience and any advice you have on this plant.


  2. #2

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    Mar 2009
    San Diego

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    I have some in my 10g for awhile and it hasn't done much. It's surviving but not thriving and I'm not sure why. I dose flourish complete and excel and have about 3watt/gal.
    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

  3. #3

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    Best to give it some time. The microsword I have took a while to get really get established, but once it had, it really took off. The co2 and ferts should help a fair bit. Mine is being grown with just 2-3 watts per gallon, I dry dose fertilizers 2-3x a week, using ecocomplete substrate and no co2.

    I think the main thing with plants is to really give their roots time to get established. After that it's only a matter of playing with light/substrate/ferts.

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