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Re: Amazon Sword Woes

>From: "Dave Littlehale" <rdlittle3 at home_com>
>Subject: Amazon Sword Woes
>I have a couple Amazon Swords and the new growth is coming in smaller than
>the existing leaves.  I've always associated this with insufficent light,
>but I have 370W over a 55 gal.  CO2 is added at about 2-3 bubbles/sec and
>daily additions of PMDD.  The substrate is just gravel, but the tank has
>been established for 3-4 yrs.
>My crypts, java fern, and Rotala wallichi love it and Vallisneria americana
>Thanks for your assistance

if your vals don't like it as well as the amazon swords, i'd hazard a guess 
your kH/gH are low?
according to diana walstad, hardwater plants don't compete well with 
softwater plants in softwater, and vice versa . . .