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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Conerned about a plant

I just bought a java fern as my first plant for a 10g aquarium with 26 watts of lighting. I notice some darker coloration which I'm sure is algae. So should I take it out of my tank becuase I'm afraid it'll spread. I can post pics if it helps.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 11:04 PM
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Just remove the bad leaves and make sure the rhizome is not buried in the substrate. It may or may not be algae. The leaves on Java fernes will turn black when they die.
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hmmm.... let me try to explain it.

It looks like red blotches along the stem and when I put my finger over them, they are rough. There are also some blotches on the leaves.

Even if it is algae, should I be concerned?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 12:04 AM
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I'd trim the leaves off and like rpayer said make sure you don't plant the rhizome.


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Ok, thanks a lot.
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