Echinodorus Amazonicus - Amazon sword

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Echinodorus Amazonicus - Amazon sword

Here's a summary of parameters for Echinodorus amazonicus:

  • Scientific Name: Echinodorus amazonicus
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.5-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Low to moderate lighting levels are preferred for Echinodorus amazonicus. Provide 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: While not strictly necessary, CO2 supplementation can promote healthier growth and larger leaves, especially in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is preferred. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients.
  • Propagation: Echinodorus amazonicus can be propagated through its runners. Simply allow the runners to grow and develop new plantlets, then separate and replant them as desired.
  • Care Level: Easy to moderate. Echinodorus amazonicus is relatively low-maintenance but benefits from regular pruning to remove old or dying leaves. Trim any yellowing or dead leaves to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is known for its large, sword-shaped leaves, which can add a dramatic focal point to your aquarium. It appreciates stable water conditions and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, but higher light levels will promote more compact growth. Echinodorus amazonicus can also benefit from occasional liquid fertilizer dosing to ensure it receives all necessary nutrients for healthy growth. It is also quite hardy and can adapt to various water conditions, making it suitable for beginners.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Echinodorus amazonicus can thrive in your aquarium, adding a beautiful and majestic presence to your aquascape.

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