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Old 10-11-2011, 10:20 PM   #11 
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Those are fairly low light plants, you won't need much fertilizer every two weeks maybe an underdose of Floruish by Seachem, totally safe for fish. Just don't overdose, it'll cause an extreme spike in nitrite and nitrate. Since none of your plants are buried (unless your buried your anubias) you won't need root tabs.

Your plants are generally easy to care for, just roll the marimo moss ball everyday so all sides get some light. Once a week take it out from the tank, rinse it and squeeze it gently. I would suggest getting some lights for them, like hood lights, that'll make them thrive, something around 6500k fluorescent bulbs. Leave the lights on for 8 hours a day, they're low light plants. .

You won't neeed CO2 for them, CO2 are generally for carpeting plants.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:24 PM   #12 
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It's mostly the java fern looking sickly. Got sorta brown spots on it. Just from too little light?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:28 PM   #13 
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It's probably a nutrient probably you're experiencing. Either that or a disease (which it probably isn't).

So grab some fertilizers and it'll probably be gone in a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:35 PM   #14 
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Will do! Thanks a ton!

Took them out of the tank and put them under my lamp in a glass jar. Just a temporary thing.


You can see the brown spots. I'll get some fertilizer, they've actually never been fertilized lol!
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:00 PM   #15 
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They usually don't need fertilizer but once in awhile is good.

I guess you tied your anubias and java fern onto something? Can't see properly, your moss ball seems to be doing well.

Just a warning, Java Fern will burn if there's too much light! You'll see it with the blackening of leaves, it's like being cooked, so be careful, don't overcook.
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I sort of had it just stuck to the handle of the coffee mug in there. Right now they are both floating. Is that bad?

I'll be careful not to burn it! I already have sunburned succulents that were left in the sun in the summer at the store.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:08 PM   #17 
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If they're floating it's okay for awhile generally you would want to tie them onto some driftwood or lava rock, soon enough they'll anchor their selves into the rock/wood.

Yeah I burned my Java Fern because the driftwood I was using was too big so the plant was too close to the light, burnt it like crispy chicken. D:
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:52 PM   #18 
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What do you use to tie them down?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:01 PM   #19 
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I personally use sewing string, it's thin and almost invisible. You can use fishing string any sort of thin string.
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