Echinodorus Grandifolius

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Echinodorus Grandifolius, often referred to as the Large Amazon Sword Plant, is a stunning and substantial aquatic plant that can be a captivating addition to your freshwater aquarium. Renowned for its lush green foliage and robust growth, this plant can become a focal point in your aquascape.

1. Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: Due to its size, Echinodorus Grandifolius is best suited for larger aquariums with a capacity of 20 gallons or more.

2. Substrate:

  • Provide a nutrient-rich substrate like aquarium soil or fine gravel. Echinodorus Grandifolius is a heavy root feeder, and a suitable substrate will promote healthy root development.

3. Lighting:

  • Echinodorus Grandifolius thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate light is essential for its growth.
  • Utilize full-spectrum LED or fluorescent aquarium lights with a timer to maintain consistent lighting duration.

4. Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain a temperature range between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the pH level in the range of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Echinodorus Grandifolius is relatively adaptable to a range of water hardness levels.

5. Water Quality:

  • Use a reliable aquarium filter to ensure good water circulation and filtration.
  • Regular water changes (approximately 10-20% every week) help maintain water quality and remove accumulated pollutants.

6. Plant Placement:

  • Plant Echinodorus Grandifolius in the substrate with its roots buried in the gravel or substrate. Ensure that the crown (the point where the leaves emerge) is slightly above the substrate to prevent rot.
  • Provide ample spacing between plants to allow for growth without overcrowding.

7. Fertilization:

  • Regular fertilization is essential to meet the nutritional needs of Echinodorus Grandifolius. Use liquid or root tab fertilizers designed for aquarium plants.
  • Follow the instructions on the product label, typically fertilizing every 2-4 weeks, to provide essential nutrients like iron, potassium, and micronutrients.

8. Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Regularly trim and remove any dead or decaying leaves to maintain the plant's overall health and appearance.
  • Prune back excessive growth to prevent overcrowding in the aquarium.

9. Propagation:

  • Echinodorus Grandifolius can be propagated by dividing the plant when it has grown sufficiently.
  • Carefully separate a healthy portion of the plant with roots and leaves, and replant it in the substrate. Ensure that each divided portion has enough space to grow.

10. Aquascaping Placement:

  • Due to its size and impressive appearance, Echinodorus Grandifolius is often used as a mid-ground or background plant in larger aquariums. It can create a stunning focal point in your aquascape.

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