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Old 12-12-2014, 05:34 AM   #1
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My Java ferns are turning brown


So as the title says, my Java ferns are turning brown but the roots are still grown quite a bit. I've had them for about 3 weeks and they're slowy dying off. They were grown submerged in a local tropical fish store. Some leaves are doing just fine and some are doing horrible.

I'm thinking that it might just be getting used to a new tank setting. Anyone have the same problem in the past?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:47 AM   #2
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I do have algae growth on the leaves so maybe it might be obstructing the photosynthesis process
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:58 AM   #3
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Anoxic roots
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This is what it looks like
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:43 AM   #5
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The plant has to acclimatise to the new tank. Old leaves might fall off but u can expect new leaves to sprout and grow. Java ferns are pretty hardy. Just be patient
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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Hello Az...

Plants look poorly for a time when they've been moved to a new environment. The old leaves will likely die back, but the new ones are used to the new conditions and should grow fine. I would change the tank water regularly to maintain good mineral levels and dose Seachem's Comprehensive liquid according to the instructions and only when you change the tank water.

Given time and good tank maintenance, the plants should be fine.

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Also be careful not to give too much iron.
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