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Java Fern aint looking too good...
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clangez
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PostPosted: 2011.09.02(Fri)9:18    Post subject: Java Fern aint looking too good... Reply with quote

Hi there,

I wanted to get some low tech plants in my aquarium - so I went out and purchased some java ferns.

The leaves on the java fern are getting brown/yellow and dying off slowly which is kind of annoying as I've heard that they are undemanding plants.

When I first purchased them, I planted them into the gravel - but after doing some research, I decided to take them out of the gravel and tie them to the driftwood. That was 3 weeks ago and I was hoping for some improvement in the health of the java ferns.

I know I don't have enough lighting currently 1 wpg. I have pretty high but steady pH (8.0) and that's straight from the water systems... so I didn't want to adjust it down all the time.

My tank temp is 25 degrees celscius and I add recommended dose of liquid ferts 3 times a week.

I also have a school of 7 tetras, a couple of rainbowfish and 3 ottos in my tank. I leave the light on 10 hours per day and do a 20% bi-weekly water change in my 29 gallon tank.

Any help / suggestions on what I'm doing wrong would be great.

Thanks!
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bruno arag
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Location: Brasil-pernambuco-recife

PostPosted: 2011.09.03(Sat)22:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

almost certainly it can be potassium deficiency
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PostPosted: 2011.09.05(Mon)18:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comment. Do I need to add more fertilizer for the plants then?
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PostPosted: 2011.09.05(Mon)19:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

liquid fertilizer of macro and micro nutrients, especially macro that has potassium.
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