View Full Version : Controlling Java fern

08-20-2008, 05:39 PM
For the life of me I can't get my Java Fern to root to anything. I have tried rocks, wood, plant pots and gravel. The only thing they root to is my filter intake! So, today I got the bright idea to sew them to a piece of window screen. I took a 6" by 1" strip of screen and sewed the plants loosely to it. Then I took each end and buried it under rocks. Now I have a nice arch of Java Fern and it's not floating around my tank. Now I just have to find more screen for all the babies they plants are making. I also plant to do something similar for the Java Moss I just got.

08-20-2008, 05:46 PM
I use black cotton thread to tie them to what I want them to root into. By the time the thread rots away they are rooted in pretty well.

08-20-2008, 05:49 PM
I had mine tied to a piece of driftwood for years and it never rooted.

08-20-2008, 05:54 PM
That is some durn hard wood.....

08-21-2008, 12:41 AM
Surprisingly, it is REALLY hard wood. I have no idea what it is, but certainly not soft. The screen seems to work well and you can barely see it.

08-21-2008, 09:10 AM
sounds like mopani wood..:hmm3grin2orange: