My Amazon swords look like crap. Everything else in the tank is fine. I've got enough lighting... 104 watts on the T5.... everything else seems fine buy I'm losing my swords. I really wish I had started off with flourite.... I like that stuff. Guess it's too late now. Anyway, what are good background plants besides swords? I've got a 75 gal tank with a bunch of tetras and some plattys.. couple of angels.