Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fern

Aquatic Mag exclusively grows Ferns within the most ideal submersed conditions; thus having a less chance of melting once you plant it into your tank as opposed to some other aquarium suppliers and nurseries. Read more info listed below on Ferns

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  • Bolbitis Heudelotii (African water fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Bolbitis Heudelotii (african water fern)

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  • Bolbitis Mini fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

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  • Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)

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  • Microsorum pteropus sp. (Trident Java Fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Microsorum pteropus sp. (Trident Java Fern)

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  • Microsorum pteropus sp. Narrow (Narrow Leaf Java Fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Microsorum pteropus sp. Narrow (Narrow Leaf Java Fern)

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  • Microsorum pteropus sp. Needle (Needle Leaf Java Fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Microsorum pteropus sp. Needle (Needle Leaf Java Fern)

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  • Microsorum pteropus sp. Philippine (Philippine Java Fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Microsorum pteropus sp. Philippine (Philippine Java Fern)

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  • Microsorum pteropus var. Windelov (WindelocJava Fern) fern plant for sale and where to buy - Aquaticmag

    Microsorum pteropus var. Windelov (Windelov Java Fern)

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Know Your Ferns

Ferns are used widely as midground and background tucked into hardscapes or around branches. Most all ferns are very undemanding and love all types of lighting conditions. While adding dosing the water column and/or adding Co2 will certainly increase growth productivity. Little brown furry spots under your fern or fronds? Those are spores! Means your java fern is showing sexual reproduction through the water column but we will talk about that down below.

Ferns Propagation

Ferns can be propagated in two ways – first being through rhizome splitting just like anubias. All you have to do is cut or break off the fern into smaller portions of the rhizome, making sure you leave at least a leaf or more on each one for new growth. Having said that, you can grow java fern from just the rhizome itself (no leaves attached) but your water conditions need to be more than adequate for this technique.

The second option to propagation is through sexual reproduction creating spores or sporangium. These spores will not fall off but start to grow brown roots right from their sporangium if in ideal conditions. This is a bit harder to achieve because some spores don’t mature and others don’t get all the proper conditions (ie: lighting because under a frond). If roots are forming from the spore, you can take your finger and pull the spore off the frond and replant it for additional plantlet. Fern spores sometimes also fall out automatically or will stay attached to the frond leaf it’s entire life.

One last thing if you are looking to propagate through spores – If your spores aren’t showing roots, you can pull spores off a frond manually or pull the leave and turn it around for better chance of lighting conditions to jump-start growth. Remember in nature that 100’s of spores are dropped in the wild and 99% of them don’t make it. This is the same with aquariums, but with a bit of luck and tricks – you’ll have ferns galore growing in no time!