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Lisa123 12-23-2012 06:23 PM

Windelov Java Fern turning black?
 
I've had a planted tank set up for 6 months and all the plants are thriving except the Java Fern. The plant is turning black. I read the plant profile on this site and it states:

black areas on the leaves is a sign of nitrogen deficiency (ammonium and nitrate).

Read more: Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) Profile.

So, I have been doing water changes every week. I'll have to test my water, but generally in an established tank shouldn't these levels be low as they have been when I've tested in the past.

Looking for advice on what to do.
Thanks!
~ Lisa

Boredomb 12-23-2012 07:19 PM

Do you dose fertilizer? Also what type of lights do you have?

Lisa123 12-23-2012 08:06 PM

I dose Flourish 2x a week. Flourish Iron 3 days and off for 1 day. Then I add CO2 Booster every day.

I have a 65 gal breeder so I have two light bulbs that are 36": One is a Aqueon Floramax for Plant Growth, T8 25 watt. The other is an All Glass Aquarium 25w, nothing else is stated and not sure what else this bulb is. I put this bulb back in because having both Floramax's made the tank too dark (blueish.)

Thanks!! :-)

Boredomb 12-23-2012 08:13 PM

Why the iron? Do you have some plants that require extra iron for coloration?

Lisa123 12-23-2012 08:19 PM

Yes, my plants were turning yellow. The lfs said we have low iron here, so started and the plants greened right up!

Lisa123 12-23-2012 08:33 PM

High pHNitriteNitrateAmoniakHgH8.000-50125.375

Here are my water perameters!

Boredomb 12-23-2012 08:34 PM

Well I dunno, I am going to wait till someone else comes along with more experience on the matter then me. Will be watch this thread hopefully some can figure out your problem soon. Sorry not much help on this!

Lisa123 12-23-2012 08:36 PM

Okay, my cut and paste didn't work so well! Hahaha!

I will type:
High pH: 8.0; Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0-5; Amonia 0; kH 125; gH 75

Thanks!!

Boredomb 12-23-2012 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lisa123 (Post 1360195)
Okay, my cut and paste didn't work so well! Hahaha!

I will type:
High pH: 8.0; Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0-5; Amonia 0; kH 125; gH 75

Thanks!!

Is that in ppm??? if so you have really soft water.

Edit that eguals 4 Dgh and 7 KH

Lisa123 12-23-2012 08:42 PM

Thank you, Boredom!
I just saw another post from March and they said maybe the rhizome is planted too deep. I have it in my gravel, was careful so its not too deep. However, maybe that is still too much. Will place a rock on top of the roots on top of the gravel and see how that goes. I do have driftwood, but it would be a project to get that out to tie the roots around it! :-) Will see if the lfs has a small piece of driftwood!!


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