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2Finz 10-17-2013 06:08 PM

java fern
 
Do i trim the top of the plant its kinda like floating at the top one leaf, and i was wondering i sumberged the plant a little but i put the roots out and stuff, and do i have to let the light go directly on the plant because my lights are 20 leds that are kinda in the middle of the tank.
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Boredomb 10-17-2013 09:33 PM

I am not sure about cutting the tops of the leave but can say they are low light plants so where you have it in the tank in comparison to the light should be fine. Also I can't really tell from the pics you need to make sure the rhizome is above the gravel or it could rot. You may have it this way already.

2Finz 10-17-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 3230658)
I am not sure about cutting the tops of the leave but can say they are low light plants so where you have it in the tank in comparison to the light should be fine. Also I can't really tell from the pics you need to make sure the rhizome is above the gravel or it could rot. You may have it this way already.

Does it look healthy? I ended up tying it to a rock, will new leaves grow i would like to make it bushy
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2Finz 10-17-2013 09:42 PM

http://i43.tinypic.com/30hx9w7.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/23k7ubt.jpg
like i think they look brown , whats those black things

Boredomb 10-17-2013 09:43 PM

Looks to have some brown spots on the leaves. Are those algae? With the right lights and fertilizer it will grow new leaves but this is a slow grower. It will take some time to grow new leaves and start looking bushy.

2Finz 10-17-2013 09:49 PM

maybe algae is it bad for the tank? can i remove it how?

Boredomb 10-17-2013 10:09 PM

This plant assimilates nutrients from the water via the leaves and the roots; black areas on the leaves is a sign of nitrogen deficiency (ammonium and nitrate). Areas of transparency in the leaves means the plant is receiving too much light. This plant does very well under subdued and diffused light, such as a canopy of floating plants. The plant grows slowly, and older leaves that become tattered and blackened may be removed.Read more:*Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) Profile

2Finz 10-17-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 3230962)
This plant assimilates nutrients from the water via the leaves and the roots; black areas on the leaves is a sign of nitrogen deficiency (ammonium and nitrate). Areas of transparency in the leaves means the plant is receiving too much light. This plant does very well under subdued and diffused light, such as a canopy of floating plants. The plant grows slowly, and older leaves that become tattered and blackened may be removed.Read more:*Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) Profile

Can i use a cloth to clean the algae
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Boredomb 10-17-2013 10:17 PM

Any brown you see on the plant you can try to wipe with your fingers and see if it comes off.

FishyFishy89 10-17-2013 10:19 PM

I would imagine you would snip of the entire leaf that is too long?


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