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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 12:50 PM
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ok thanks. =) then I am doing it right. ^^
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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It's attached to a small piece of driftwood so neither the roots nor the rhizome are buried.

I have city water.

I will get Potassium and give that a try.

Thanks all!
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 02:08 PM
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I agree with myexplodingcat. I believe what you are seeing is a severe phosphate deficiency. Didn't want to chime in too quickly as I didn't have a solution for you.

Depending on your budget, Seachem makes a product called Flourish Phosphorus that will add phosphate to your water. You may consider giving that a try.

Something else about JF's is they like to be in a current. They are almost exclusively a water column feeder. Like some bacteria, the flow across the surfaces of their leaves enables them to more efficiently draw nutrients they need from the water.

Java Ferns are a hardy species, but I have found them to be sensitive to nutrients in the water. If something is lacking, my java fern tells me first.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered Potassium yesterday, if that doesn't help I will order the Phosphorus. It's strange that it started after using Trace, which has both these elements.
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