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Dwarf Chain Sword

Discussion in 'Plants Index' started by steelhealr, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. steelhealr

    steelhealr Hug a mod Nano Reef Moderator
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    Dec 27, 2004
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    Long Island, NY
    Scientific name - Echinodorus tenellus

    Common terms - Dwarf chain-sword, Microsword, Pygmy Chain Sword

    Geographic origin - South America

    Type (stem, bulb, rhizome, floating etc.) - rhizome

    Max. size (height, width) - 5-10cm height, 5+cm width

    Lighting required - moderate to high

    Temperature - 19-30C

    Water chemistry requirements (pH, hardness) - adaptable

    Growth rates - medium

    Demands - medium

    Additional info - Will do best in nutrient-rich substrates with good lighting and CO2. It propogates via runners and will quickly form a dense carpet if conditions are suitable that will require thinning out to prevent smothering and light starvation. Needs plenty of iron, either through the substrate or water column. If leaves go transparent or yellow then this is a good indicator that more micronutrients are necessary. A lovely plant that is suitable for foregrounds of medium to large tanks. I may look too large for smaller tanks as a foregound plant.

    Mod comment: This is the original post by gf225 and he deserves the credit for this.

  2. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

    Jul 20, 2011
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    Behind You....... Ninja Style
    My dwarf chain sword in low nutrients, moderate light conditions

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