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  1. #1

    Default Oh my goodness...what have I grown?


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    Hey all! A couple of weeks ago I added my first live plants. Java fern and anubias, both anchored to driftwood. I also upgraded my lighting from the regular incandescent hood that comes with the ten gallon setups to a fluorescent hood with a 15 watt light bulb in it. I don't know what kind of bulb, it's just the one that came in the hood that says "15 w" on the glass under the brand. I think the type is a T8? I know it's NOT a T5 fixture.

    This is a picture of some little brown hairs that have shown up on my java fern. They aren't on the substrate, driftwood or anubias. Is this algae? How do I combat it? I have the lights on a timer so they turn on and off at the same time every day. They stay on for about 10 hours. I also dosed the tank with seachem flourish comprehensive initially, though I have been told that may not be necessary with these plants so I haven't put anymore in since then.

    Thanks for the help! (sorry for the blurry pic, it's a cell phone pic)

    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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    Those are little daughter plants. They are the roots and then the rhizome of a new plant. No algae, nothing to worry about
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

  3. #3

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    OH! Good thing I didn't pull them off the plant then. When I first saw them I was like "Oh I gotta get that out of there" but I thought I better have someone look at it first .

    I guess I thought new plants would grow out of the base of the plant, not the middle of the leaf. Shows how little I know.
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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    It's alright, it's a common misconception with some plants, well, mainly Java Fern LOL . But I usually take mine off when the leaves are about 1.5"-2". Otherwise they will eventually fall off the mother plant and settle somewhere when the roots catch.
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

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    I was a little worried when my java fern produced daughter plants, they arent the prettiest looking things in the world and the placement is just strange lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn
    I was a little worried when my java fern produced daughter plants, they arent the prettiest looking things in the world and the placement is just strange lol.
    So true! I was kind of judging Otis for not eating them, but now I get it
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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