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Re: [APD] Java Fern

Hey folks, just wanted to get my $0.02 usd in on this java fern subject.

I have noticed thru contact with friends in the hobby that the key for 
java fern (as well as bolbitus spp) seems to be cooler water.  I have 
several friends in the area who are native keepers and can grow HUGE 
java and Bolbitus in as short a time as 2-3 months - their wintering 
cycle for their native tanks.

Temps down in the low 50's and upper 40's - yes i know its not 
practical for most of us but thats beside the point - seem to be the 
key to this kind of growth speed.  (Qualifier: These were grown in low 
light (Sub 1wpg) no fert, no tech tanks and they go nuts) and there's 
still multiple leaf growth per plant (1 every 5-7 days) and the size is 
AMAZING (most around 12" high).

Just some things i've ovserved.


-Berne Kairunas
Aquatic Plant Specialist
Choice Aquariums Sales Team

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