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2 easy questions ?

1.When a plant like thin broad leafed ludwigs lose all there leaves then resprout.Does that mean the leaves that were shed were grown emerged?
2. does java fern have to be tied down in order to root onto something or wil the roots naturally bind to something just be sitting on it without thread?
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3. Glassy tips on my java fern means iron deficency?
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I can help you with one of those questions. Java fern *can* attach itself without being tied down. However, you'd have to consider that the water current might hinder that, as well as you swishing the water around any time you're planting or trimming plants. The plant won't be able to attach itself if it is constantly being moved around.

I've read good things about using staples if you want to avoid the unsightly string. I just planted something else to hide the string, personally.
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1.When a plant like thin broad leafed ludwigs lose all there leaves then resprout.Does that mean the leaves that were shed were grown emerged?

Most likely if all the leaves dropped, damaged leaves through handling will also do that or even a plant that was left out of water or shipped without enough moisture will do that also. In any case as long as your plant is showing new growth it will recover fully.

3. Glassy tips on my java fern means iron deficency?

Not necessarily, I have found that they like water flow and nitrates. Higher Nitrate levels are the key to nice lush ferns ferns... your other plants will usually show an iron deficiency before the ferns will.
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2. does java fern have to be tied down in order to root onto something or wil the roots naturally bind to something just be sitting on it without thread?
Another way to attach Java Fern without using string is to find a piece of driftwood that has some small crevices that you can place the Java Fern into and pour a small amount of gravel over the roots or cracks that you can slide the root portion of the Java Fern into.

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thanks for the responses. Some of the ludwiga has grown back and some are just bare sticks with root shoots. How long would you give the "twigs" to show sings of new growth?
Also , how badly is light reduced when a glass or plexi canopy is used(instead of open top)?
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>>Also , how badly is light reduced when a glass or plexi canopy is used(instead of open top)?

All I can say is plexi (acrylic) is better as it distorts light less then glass. But I've used arylic and the heat from my CF bulbs always warped it. Don't have a cover anymore. Also the scale build up on mine greatly decreased light penetration.

If you can have your bulbs far enough from the acrylic not to warp it, it is better then glass.
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Hello-
What about the glassy tips on the leaves-does anyone have anymore to add? A couple of the new leaves on one of my Java Ferns is developing this condition.
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Myalgae,
What's the GH of your water? Could it be Calcium deff.?
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Gh=9, kh=3- I have just increased the kh to 4.5. Do you think this is the problem.
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My gh is 5 and my kh is 4
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What about the glassy tips on the leaves-does anyone have anymore to add? A couple of the new leaves on one of my Java Ferns is developing this condition.
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This is normal. New Java fern leaves or portions of them can have a glassy look when the mesophyll (the layer between the upper and lower dermis) hasn't yet filled with gas through normal photosynthetic processes. When it does, the leaf will obtain normal opacity and coloration.

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