I have alot of java fern in a newly established tank, but it seems.. like its wilting in my 35 gallon tank. (36x12.5x18)
The leaves also look almost as if they have chemical burns or something on them and are a redish brown colour, some other ferns in the tank seem to be fine but still are kinda drooping.
The tank has be doseed with liquid fertilizer, Cycle for helping to move the fish cycle along, and a CO2 pump has been installed.
I have three suspisions on whats going on I wonder if people can confirm.
1) maybe I got to hasty and the water i put in didnt get properly treated.. could rements of chlorine in the water do this?
2) my light fixture broke, i couldnt replace it for about 3 days. and maybe the new fixture has to be upgraded, its runing 2 20 watt lightbulbs.
3) bad movement/transplanting in my tank, this is my first attempt at live plants, so possibly i made a mistake? or possily the fern isnt in the tank right? (most of it is anchored/rooted to rocks and driftwood so im not sure if thats the problem.
my next question is, is there anything i can do to fix it? im going to buy tablet fertilzer asap, but other then that is there anything else that can be done?