Firstly, I cannot keep Java Fern alive.
I have tried several different varieties and all have suffered the same fate.
I have always tried to mount them to a piece of decor, either bogwood or a stone, never in the substrate.
They look great for a week or two, then they start to develop dark brown spots.
Then the snails eat the brown spots, which results in quite lacy looking leaves.
Eventually what's left of the leaves drops off, or is consumed by the snails.
This leaves me with a rhizome and roots tied to a piece of decor.
To be fair, several of these rhizomes look to be in quite good health, they're a lovely glowing green color
Secondly, several of my Anubias seem to be developing patches of a bark-like substance.
They all appear quite healthy, I do believe they are all putting out new leaves fairly regularly.
Just curious if this is normal as I haven't seen it mentioned by anyone else.
I dose twice a week with Flourish Comprehensive and have a single 24" 6500K bulb over my 30g tank.
There is some floating hornwort, but it doesn't provide that much shade.