center piece sword

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by flyhawk, 13 Feb 2010.

  1. flyhawk

    flyhawk Newly Registered

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    i am looking for a hybrid sword that would fit a 55 gallon good

    i am looking at the kleiner bar and red rubin swords

    i have 2 wpg and dose EI

    i also have diy co2
     
  2. flyhawk

    flyhawk Newly Registered

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    anyone else like swords? :arghh:
     
  3. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    I do but I've never grown any of the larger ones. Echinodorus are very nutrient hungry and most will out grow even the biggest tank if not well kept. Just check Phillipe Olivia's old discus tank, at faao there's not a single leave inside the tank all stems!
     
  4. a1Matt

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    I love them!

    I currently have...

    Echinodorus Barrthi (apprx 6" tall)
    Echinodorus Oriental (apprx 2" tall)
    and 3 different varieites of Echinodorus Rubra (between 3" and 5" tall)

    These are the smallest swords I have found. All others have grown around 2ft tall eventually. Have not tried the two you mentioned. They are cultivars so you may find like I have many slightly different plants all with the same name. ll growing to slightly different sizes. I have had some Rubra in the past grow a foot tall for example.
     
  5. MarkyG

    MarkyG Newly Registered

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    I found Echinodorus bleheri and Echinodorus argentinensus gets quit big quickly.
     

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