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Thread: Java Fern

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    My Java Fern is very healthy and continues to grow nicely which is great. It's a nice full size but it's mainly full because the leaves are floating out if that makes any sense. I want to bunch it together in some kind of way to reduce how wide it is. My question is what can I use to tie it together to reduce the width and is also safe to use in the aquarium?

    Not looking to thin it out because I don't have anywhere to move the extra ferns to in this tank or anywhere in my other two tanks.
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank




    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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    You could maybe use some string or something else you could find at home.

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    I use black sewing string... Its strong, doesnt degrade quickly and its hardly noticable. Plus, at $1 for a lifetime supply, its economical.

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    A thought....you don't HAVE to put the plants you thin out into a tank. If they are going to keep multiplying, the trash may be an option. :)
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    Thanks guys...

    Azurescriber, I know that's a option but I just can't bear to throw away any part of my perfectly green and healthy java fern :)
    Plus it's not so much that it's multiplying. I think all of it isn't attached securely on the rock so some of it is loose and being lifted up due to the water movement in the tank so I need to bind it together in some way. I have some Black sewing thread here at the house so that's what I'll use.
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank




    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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    Thanks guys...

    Azurescriber, I know that's a option but I just can't bear to throw away any part of my perfectly green and healthy java fern :)
    Plus it's not so much that it's multiplying. I think all of it isn't attached securely on the rock so some of it is loose and being lifted up due to the water movement in the tank so I need to bind it together in some way. I have some Black sewing thread here at the house so that's what I'll use.
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank




    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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    Hey Kurly~ Where in Ohio are you? I am going to be adding some Java fern into my tank as soon as I get it switched over.... I could take some off of your hands lol.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    I use 4lb. fish line. It's thin, strong, clear and holds up for years under water.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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