see through patches on java fern

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by eco, 19 Mar 2009.

  1. eco

    eco Newly Registered

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    HI all i have a small endler livebearer tank with java fern on bogwood and moss, however some of the newish leaves on the fern have see-through patches on the tips ends of leaves, i have 3 wpg with no c02, although have been trying florish excel for a couple of month but hasnt changed much,

    any help advise greatly received

    many thanks eco. :D
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    This is perfectly normal on the tips of growing java fern leaves.
     
  3. eco

    eco Newly Registered

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    Oh wow thanks i though something was wrong..

    is it worth dosing anything with java fern to help it looking lush?

    Thanks
     
  4. Ed Seeley

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    If you've got 3wpg lighting you should really be dosing both macro and micro nutrients. See the Tutorials section for the write up on EI fertilisation. However Java Fern is a tough thing and will cope with some awful growing conditions!
     
  5. eco

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    oh right ok thanks :)

    can you recomend how i should look after my fern to keep it in peak condition

    regards eco :)
     
  6. Fred Dulley

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    Remove old/tired leaves to promote new growth.
    Not forgetting a healthy balance of light, CO2 and nutrients.
     

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