Borneo java fern?

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aquariumgirl lauren

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The other day I went to a LFS and bought a plant called borneo java fern, and when I came home I realized I knew nothing about this plant. I have a T5 light do you guys think this will be good enough lighting for it?
 

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Java fern will do well in a low to medium light setup in nearly all instances (it is a low light plant)....you are good to go!
 

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Is this a "borneo fern"? If so, I'm afraid that this is not an aquatic plant.

Java fern will definitely grow submersed, but I've never heard of "borneo java fern".
 

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I've never heard of Borneo Java Fern. I think it is more likely that you have Borneo Fern (Trichomanes Javanicum) which is not an aquatic plant. It will only survive for a short time completely submerged no matter what conditions you provide. It needs to be grown with the leaves out of the water. Can you post a photo so I can ID it for certain.
 

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Actually what you have been sold is Borneo Fern(Trichomanes javanicum) which are non-aquatic.

Carol
 
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I'll post a pic of it
 

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Good morning,

I tried the Borneo Ferns in one of my tanks, they did not survive.

Ken
 

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I just realized we had 3 responses at the same time and 1 more two minutes later good going guys/gals!
Carol
 

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Butterfly said:
I just realized we had 3 responses at the same time and 1 more two minutes later good going guys/gals!
Carol
That's just our brilliant minds in sync with each other.
 
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Umm I've never posted a pic before and I don't really know how...
 

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aquariumgirl lauren said:
Umm I've never posted a pic before and I don't really know how...
 
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