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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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java fern

is it alright if i plantn the java fern into my substrate?
or is it an absolute answer to always plant it on a rock or wood
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 03:32 AM
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You can plant it in your substrate, just besure not to plant the rhizome as it will intend to start rotting if you do. Most people prefer or would attach it to wood or rock. It just depends on how you want it to look.
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I've just relocated a bunched up Java Fern from my tank at home to the goldfish tank at work. This took me three hours to tie!

It's a bit scrappy at the moment because the moor likes to nibble it, even though he doesn't eat it, and mature leaves never seem to travel that well. New growth can take a while to appear, but usually thickens out nicely. You can get a similar effect with a dwarf Anubias (nana or petite), but both are slow growing, so patience is the order of the day.

Good luck
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