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Thread: Java Fern ?

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    Can I remove those long, brown strings hanging from my java's. They don't look too attractive swaying in the water current. I think I may put my java's in my firemouth tank. I've been reading that lights too bright will actually slow their growth. Is 56 watts on a 29 gallon too much light for them, you think?

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    you know, i read somewhere once that it seems that java ferns will start making those little plantlets when the leaves start to die off. and judging by some of my ferns that is true. some of the ones that are very healthy and bright green don't have those little planlets on them and the ones that don't look as good and have spotted or dieing leaves are covered in them. all of these are in the same tank too. coincidence?
    Last edited by sergo; 11-07-2007 at 03:47 PM.
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    no, those are the roots , needed for nutrient uptake.

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    are they from the rhizome or leaves? if they are on the leaves it is producing babies

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    I know the brown roots are not very attractive however they are needed for the plant to reproduce. In reference to your lights, the WPG seems to be just right for Java Ferns.
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    OK. Will leave them on and looking ugly. LOL

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    you could trim them. java is pretty tough and hard to kill. i often give them a trim (leave lots) and they do not seem to suffer. i have a tank with no lights, just window light and java are the only plants alive in it haha! they are tough, and nice to the eyes (i personally like the roots swaying...make sit look more wild to me.

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