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    So I cannot for the life of me keep my java plants alive. My cycle is 0/0/10-20, ph is usually around 8 and my lights are on 2pm - 11pm and I cut off the dead leaves when they come but it seems like all I'm getting is dead plants all the time.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, or does anybody know any nice fake silk plants I can put in to save my bettas hiding places.

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    Hmmmm strange strange and strange.

    Is yours attached to anything?? Like drift wood rock or decor of some sort?? IME if its just in substrate it won't grow at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Hmmmm strange strange and strange.

    Is yours attached to anything?? Like drift wood rock or decor of some sort?? IME if its just in substrate it won't grow at all.
    That...might be my problem ._. How do I attach it to something?

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    Fishing line, cotton thread, even super glue (the gel type)

    If you bury the rhizome, it will kill java fern...the rhizome needs to be ABOVE the substrate

    The rhizome is the horizontal green stem in this pic, that the vertical stems are growing out of...it's covered in roots

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    I've typically never buried the rhizomes cause I looked them up before hand, but I'll try attaching them to decorations and see what happens for a while :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelFae View Post
    I've typically never buried the rhizomes cause I looked them up before hand, but I'll try attaching them to decorations and see what happens for a while :)
    Do you mind if I ask how you kept them anchored and upright? If they are not buried in the substrate or tied down, I would think they would just float.
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    I could bury the roots and leave the rhizomes out and they stayed :X

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    My java fern plants never grew much until I moved them to spots that get a lot of water flow moving around them. Once I did that, they grew a lot quicker than before. But keep in mind java fern is a very slow-growing plant to begin with. Even in a high-tech tank that gets lots of fertilizer and CO2 injection, my ferns still take a loooooong time compared to my other plants.

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