My planted aquarium 20G

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Adler

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Your underneath the substrate roots look OK to me. They may get even more robust with root feeding. I just uprooted a "half size" sword & it had more I think...even with some trimming.

Are the little white balls osmocote? Or just a different substrate?
I cannot say for sure if it is oscomote, long story short: I started this tank with anacharis, they withered very fast and in my desperation I went to a LFS and was told that substrate would help with the plant so I poured the bags of the ball thingies hoping it would help my anacharis, needless to say, it did NOT! and now I miss my all-black substrate.
 

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Most swords get too big (by a lot!) in a 20g. You might be ok with a "tropica" sword...or any java ferns or anubias on wood or rocks. You just don't have space for most "regular" swords, even 1 will take up the entire tank & all the substrate with no room for other plants. Please think & research some more
 

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Most swords get too big (by a lot!) in a 20g. You might be ok with a "tropica" sword...or any java ferns or anubias on wood or rocks. You just don't have space for most "regular" swords, even 1 will take up the entire tank & all the substrate with no room for other plants. Please think & research some more
I want the second one for the new tank
 
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