Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
Great looking tank, As Russell has said your crypts will come back (the melt usually happens when they are disturbed and replanted. ) But they do come back. As for your java fern turning brown This happens for a few different reasons. 1; The water parameters are not pristine even though the water tests OK. The PH may be too high or too low the water hardness has a lot to do with raising ferns. 2: Your use of fertilizer and supplements needs to be checked, If you are using flourish and depending on the tank size (1/2 teaspoon per 5 gallons per week is recommended but I usually feed the plants in my tanks once every 2 weeks) and I use plant tabs because of my using sand as a substrate. 3: Lighting that is required for your plants is low light (like the lighting that comes with LED tank setups. ) Your lighting should only be turned on 6-8 hours a day . That is what is required for any plant for the length needed to grow. You don't have any plants in your tank that require any more than low light. Try these changes and see if they don't work better for you.