Fertilizing Amazon Swords

OrbsofMoonlight

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Hello Plant Experts!

I'm new-er to growing plants in my aquariums and just wanting to make sure I've got this straight. Right now, I have an amazon biotope-inspired aquarium set up with a whole bunch of various amazon swords. They're planted in ecocomplete (which I thought had nutrients--whoops) topped with sand and I stuck some root tabs in the substrate to help them along. I'm noticing that some leaves are turning yellow and then disintegrating. I don't think it is melting, they've been in there for about a month now.

Am I correct in thinking that because swords take up nutrients from their roots, that there is no point in me dosing liquid fertilizers via the water column? Is there anything else I can do to make sure they're happy?

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Tim Harrison

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Plants can uptake through their leaves and roots, it just makes good horticultural sense to feed both sites. Nice tank btw.
 

OrbsofMoonlight

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Thank you! I guess I was just worried all I would grow with water column ferts was algae, since to the best of my knowledge swords don't really take anything in from their leaves.