View Full Version : Java fern looking sickly

08-14-2014, 11:55 PM
Need help with java fern. Has been in tank since 07-16-2014 I left it attached to cocca matt on which it came. Last couple of days noticed leaves turning brown, some with holes in them. No hair algae or anything noticed. Are placed in low current area of tank. Lighting is 2-- 18 inch Eclipse Natural Daylight F 15T8 bulbs. Tank is 55 gal. Last water values-- dGH 2.2, dKH 13.5 , pH 7.5, N02 0, NO3 20, Ammon 0, Temp 80, CO2 14 (by by KH pH cal table). Any ideas, or just growth process of plant, some new small leaves and roots noted on mat

08-15-2014, 12:02 AM
Its normal with those to have a couple holes or brown areas, if its putting off new leaves and its not too bare it should grow back after two long

08-15-2014, 12:11 AM
Several of the larger leaves do have like black spores on underside of leaf, that one type of propagation right? Should i take them off the matt and attatch to rock or wood ?

08-15-2014, 12:14 AM
Yeah there kinda like seeds I guess you'd say, leave until leave atarts to die or you start to see little leaves and roots then cut leaf off and place whole leave with plantlets sticking up on the bottom and when the leaf rots place plantlets on the wood and it should attach after awhile.

08-15-2014, 12:48 AM
Hello? Anyone there?

08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Ok here's some pics of the plant
When he first put it in
Here's the spots on the leaf
Whole tank pic