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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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One of the big leaves on one my java ferns is turning brown and it seems to be spreading rapidly down the leaf, what is it and what is cauzing it? One of of the leaves on a plant that i can not identify, that was purple on the underside of the leavs, is loosing the cool purple color, what is cauzing that?

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Tank description (1.5 weeks old, still cycling)
15 gallon, 2x15wGE aqua rays, no co2 system, laterite mixed in the gravel substrait, liquid fertilizer added daily, fiz tabs added every 5 days.

Water perameters as of 11.13.02

New York City Water treated with stress coat.

amonia 3.5, ph 6.6, nitrite .15, temp 77, kh 2, gh 3

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 08:24 PM
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In such a new, sterile environment, you can expect plants to take a few weeks to start growing. Especially with little or no nutrients present. The loss of coloration and browning of leaves is most likely due to nitrogen deficiency at this point. There is a great deal of Ammonia in your tank, though, so they plants will readily use that as food. Give them a few more days to a week and see how they do.

They might get worse before they get better, but they came from a nutrient rich environment, where they were grown and harvested, and placed in a new tank with no food in it, so that is expected.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 02:07 AM
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Yep, in fact your java fern's main source of nitrogen comes from ammonia, but since there is no nitrate, it is still lacking a macro nutrient.

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