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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Is 3.5 WPG too high of a wattage for Java Fern? I am afraid I cannot keep it. I have read that it will burn under bright lighting. Thanks

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Maybe that's why my Java Fern won't grow in my tank. I've got 3.45 wpg. I did shove it behing a tall clump of sagitarria and tall Anubias Lancelota and it seems to be doing better. I had never actually considered that plants might not like the intense light.

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Java fern _can_ withstand high light if acclimated to it properly. Its current leaves are not used to the light, so if you gradually increase the light, the plant will have time to grow new leaves (acclimated to the higher light) before the old ones die. You need to keep gradually increasing it until all of its leaves are used to the high light. In a high light tank with CO2 and fertalizer, java fern can be a surprisingly fast grower....

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alright...i looked up on other plant sites and that wattage seems a bit bright...


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