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coryfan
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)14:37    Post subject: Java fern light Reply with quote

Don't know if this question makes sense, but I'll try. I have a couple of java ferns directly under the hood light and after about ten hours with the light on, just before I turn it off, the java fern leaves under the light kind of have this 'milky' look to them. It is a full spectrum bulb I am using.
Anyway, is this normal (or I should say OK) and does it just mean the leaves are getting too much light?
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tkipfer
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)16:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like they have too much light, as they are only a dim lit plant move them somewhere else and see if they improve.
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)21:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Java ferns love high light. You would be hard pressed to get too much light over an aquarium for Java Fern.

They are considered low light plants because they are one of the handful of plants that can actually survive at lower light levels. Not because they prefer lower light levels.

A picture of this problem would help a lot.
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