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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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my java fern is turning clear and brown within a day or two the plant is disintigrated. I have alot of these plants. I recently started adding new plants such as cryptocorne sp. and small grass. I also just began dosing with flourish and excel last week. I've had these ferns for years and this has happened to me before. I seem to recall using flourish last time this happened. My tank is 5.5 gal. I have alot of plants, im using at least half recommended dose to be careful for now. the other plants are doing great. can any one tell me why my fern is in trouble considering it is immpossible to kill. Help please!
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How much light do you have? I've had them get clear/melting patches if they're too close to the surface.
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you did right with the flourish, java moss isn't that needy of light but it does need nutrients. Look for light green shoots from the remaining green parts soon.

you know there should be a rule to not post past 3am, i didn't even realize that you were talking about ferns. They can loose their leaves easily if the water chemistry changes dramatically. Keep up with the dosing regiment and watch for new shoots soon.

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