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huntin4stiles 10-22-2009 05:44 PM

dying java fern...
 
my java fern has been turning brown on the leaves...one leave i had to cut off because it was all brown and the other three are getting there. and my dwarf gourami just died if the two would have any relation :BIGweepy:

Jack Middleton 10-22-2009 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by huntin4stiles (Post 261907)
my java fern has been turning brown on the leaves...one leave i had to cut off because it was all brown and the other three are getting there. and my dwarf gourami just died if the two would have any relation :BIGweepy:

We need more info

Tank size:
Co2 injection:
Fertilisation:
Water stats:
picture of the plant:
how much light:

huntin4stiles 10-22-2009 06:14 PM

Tank size: 10 gallon
Co2 injection: yes...a jungle fiziing tab once a wekk just like the directions
Fertilisation: none
Water stats: never had water tested before
picture of the plant:
how much light: factory light that came with the setup
Setup time: for about 5 months the plants though have been in there for 2 weeks. one java fern and two amazon swords

fighttest 10-22-2009 07:51 PM

we need to know how many watts of light and the make and model of the bulbs

MoneyMitch 10-22-2009 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by huntin4stiles (Post 261928)
Tank size: 10 gallon
Co2 injection: yes...a jungle fiziing tab once a wekk just like the directions
Fertilisation: none
Water stats: never had water tested before
picture of the plant:
how much light: factory light that came with the setup
Setup time: for about 5 months the plants though have been in there for 2 weeks. one java fern and two amazon swords

What type of bulb does not matter, its simply about watts in your case. Seems as you rtank is out of balance with the addition of c02 and no fertilization. Well need to know you water parmas also to better diagnose the problem. Usually these types of plants are hard to kill lol. most importantly we need to know ammonia ph and nitrAte. Any algea grwoing in the tank al all? What is your light schedule?

1077 10-23-2009 01:52 AM

Java fern grows under most light but should be attached to wood or rock as opposed to planting it in substrate. Could this be the situation?

huntin4stiles 10-23-2009 06:40 AM

i wil get params as soon as i can. bu yes it is attached to a fake peice of driftwood. there were some things that i took off of the plant yesterday. like a hard green dot with brown like spider legs coming off of it

Jack Middleton 10-23-2009 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by huntin4stiles (Post 262219)
i wil get params as soon as i can. bu yes it is attached to a fake peice of driftwood. there were some things that i took off of the plant yesterday. like a hard green dot with brown like spider legs coming off of it

the hard green bits are the way the plant reproduces, cutting them off is fine.

A picture will really help, as it will give instant diagnosis.

WisFish 10-23-2009 07:42 AM

The brown spider legs are typically the roots of new plants forming. As the new plant get bigger the leaf it's growing from will brown and die to kick the new plant out of the nest. Java ferns are suppose to be easy to grow. Ferts would be helpful if you're using CO2.

baron von bubba 10-23-2009 09:36 AM

[quote=WisFish;262238 Ferts would be helpful if you're using CO2.[/QUOTE]

More than helpfull, they are a necessity!


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