Java fern turning brown

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My java fern has started to turn brown and orange on the tips of leaves. Is it dying? Should I cut them off or how do I fix this? When I got it it was producing so many baby java ferns, but it hasn’t in a while and looks like it’s dying. ☹
 

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Any plants with rhizomes shouldnt be buried. Once the rhizomes starts to rot then the whole plant dies. Java ferns should be attached to rocks or driftwood
 
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The rhizomes are exposed, it’s tied to a piece of driftwood. I’ve realized it’s probably my new light that is causing the leaves to burn. How long should lights be on daily for plants to thrive?
 

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The rhizomes are exposed, it’s tied to a piece of driftwood. I’ve realized it’s probably my new light that is causing the leaves to burn. How long should lights be on daily for plants to thrive?
Anubis & java fern are low light so the lighting could be it. Do you dose any ferts ? I have my anubis in the shade & dose ferts. Usually lights should be left on for more than 8 hours I'd say. All plants requires a different amount of lighting
 
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My tank is fairly small, so unfortunately there isn’t much “shade”. I’m
Getting a new tank soon and will be moving the new light to that one, so I hope it won’t be a continued issue. I use seachem flourish occasionally.
 

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