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Old 11-01-2010, 12:16 AM   #1 
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java fern?

I put a java fern in my 10 gallon about 3 days ago.

I was just wondering how often do I need to feed plant food to it and also how long does it take to grow?
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:25 AM   #2 
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dont put any. without proper equipment it would be a waste of money and wouldnt really do anything to the plant
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:41 AM   #3 
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I have a filter, heater that is set to 78F, and fluorescent lighting. Do I need any other equipment?
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:43 AM   #4 
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Whats the spectrum of light? any other light just makes algae. you want 6500K - 10000K. And what plant food are you talking about? If its Seachem Flourish than thats good. Its what I use for my low tech plant tank
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I'm not sure what spectrum lighting it is. My brother gave me the light when I decided to start my own aquarium. But he has been fishkeeping for a long while now. I do use Seachem Flourish as a plant food.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:56 AM   #6 
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Flourish is good then. Go for it. The other API Plant food thing is crap.

Well I would just try to find a bulb thats rated 6500K. If its the spiral kind those are easy to find. Even at walmart they sell em. If its the tube it shouldnt be more than $15 at a good pet store. Other than that go for it because the plant is undemanding. Takes a while for it to get thick but it will be worth it in the end
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:15 AM   #7 
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Okay. I will ask my brother if he remembers what the light is rated at tomorrow. Thanks for all the help Hadouken.
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