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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2007, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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How much light is too much for Java Fern?

I have some java fern in my low light tank (1watt/G), and I am really becoming a big fan of the plant.

I was thinking about moving some of it to my other tank, but I am concerned that the lighting might be too bright...

It is a 12g nano tank with 24watts of T5 (2x 8watt 6700k, 1x 8watt 10,000k) dosing with excel.

Would java fern react poorly to that much light?

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Your Java Fern will thrive in higher light, provided it also have appropriate nutrients. In fact virtually all "low-light" plants will thrive in higher light.
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It grows like a weed in high light conditions.
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narrow leaf, needle leaf and the common java fern will grow like weed.
Microsorum pteropus var Philippine and Microsorum pteropus var Undulata are slower.
All in my 50 gallon, 4x39watt
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