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a java fern in a betta tank
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cichlid_dude123
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PostPosted: 2005.05.01(Sun)20:14    Post subject: a java fern in a betta tank Reply with quote

I have a small betta tank(I think around 1.5 gallons) , its one of those orange goldfish tanks even though goldfish wouldnt last lonng in a tank that size, but I have a 10cm tall java fern in with it. now I also have a fliter(a mini by elite) with it so the betta is good to go. but as for the java fern I have noticed that it has what I think are called baby plants and its the mother plant and they break off and find another area to plant themselfs. but I have the mother java fern barried about 0.7 cms into the gravel and I've read that it will rot underthere. is this tru?
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Darkblade48
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)12:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as the rhizome is not buried (the long, horizontal part of the plant from which roots are growing out) under the gravel, then the Java Fern will be fine.
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cichlid_dude123
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)16:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that part is under the gravel....what should I do???
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just reach in and gently pull it up until the rhizome is no longer buried. It might be helpful to gently force a bit of gravel underneath the plant as your doing this (for the extra support).
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