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Reason for my Java fern rot?

Just tested my 33 gallons water parameters, trying to find the
Solution for my Java ferns rot.

Nitrate- 120
Nitrite- 0
Ph-7.3
Kh-40
Gh-120

I don't know a whole lot about parameters but the
nitrates and GH seem high to me.
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We would need to know a whole lot more about your tank before trying to guess whats wrong. How long the fern has been in the tank, are you using any fertilisers or CO2, when has the tank been setup, how is the rhizome placed, what tank maintenance you follow etc etc..............

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Sorry,


Tank has been set up since July. Filter media is from when the tank was originally set up from a year and a half ago. We moved in July.
30 percent water changes every week.
Rhizomes are floating trying to attach to driftwood.
Oscomote + root tabs is all for ferts.
Corallife ho t5 bulb on 12 hours a day.
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Is that a 4 foot long, 13 inch high tank? If so, you may have high light and need to fertilize the water and add CO2.

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Is that a 4 foot long, 13 inch high tank? If so, you may have high light and need to fertilize the water and add CO2.
Tank measurements are as follows
36x12.5x22

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Do you have snails?

No I don't have any snails
Angels
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Yoyo loach

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Root rot? I don't see any root in the image. They look pretty good to me with the exception of the one brown leaf tip. That could be caused from many things. Are you having issues keeping it attached to the driftwood? If so, you can tie them down with thread or use super glue gel.

I would also calibrate your Nitrate test to ensure your nitrates are indeed 120. That's entirely too high IMO. Your GH and KH are fine.
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Then I will go with the loach.
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Root rot? I don't see any root in the image. They look pretty good to me with the exception of the one brown leaf tip. That could be caused from many things. Are you having issues keeping it attached to the driftwood? If so, you can tie them down with thread or use super glue gel.

I would also calibrate your Nitrate test to ensure your nitrates are indeed 120. That's entirely too high IMO. Your GH and KH are fine.
The rot on the leaves. I could just be worrying about nothing.
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My guess is it might be the corals hiding in the back.... Sneaky buggers.
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Your Java fern looks healthy. It is common to see spots like these as the leaves age. Java ferns propagate through the leaves, this starts out as a spot usually black, that begins to grow roots. and then little leaves will start to show up. I had one Java that got to look pretty nasty because of all the black roots and then it just doubled in size as the new leaves grew bigger.

PS. Nitrate- 120 way to high... Kh-40 is this ppm or unconverted. My KH unconverted is 15, converted to ppm = apx 236ppm off the top of my head
Nitrate need to be between 10 - 20
My KH and GH run between 200 -250 ppm
Javas an Anubis prefer harder water

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