Originally Posted by 1fish2fish
Is the java fern planted? If so you need to get it out of the substrate. Java fern is one of those plants that needs to be tied to something with the roots exposed.
I think getting a better substrate can help. My dwarf sag is doing so much better in my tank with eco-complete than it is in my gravel tank. Eco-complete or Fluorite would be good choices. Personally I prefer the eco-complete because its more like gravel and easier to clean.
Ohhhh okay it was anchored when I bought it so I assumed it should have been planted. So I should take it out of the substrate and allow the roots to be exposed? Okay I just went and did that
Thanks for that tip
I shall check out those types of substrate
I bought the tank but the light does not work in it, I think the hood is broken
That could also be my problem. I took the top off to allow all the natural light from my window to come in but perhaps that is not enough.