Re: Plants aren't working well...
Can I just add to all of you who have had trouble with java fern. This plant must not be planted in the substrate.
It can be tied to bogwood or decorations where it will spread it's roots and take hold. If you bury the root system it will fade and die. It can be held in place with an elastic band - looks a bit unsightly but is easily removed once the root system develops. - Grows well in low light.
There's more to fishkeeping than meets the eye.