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post #1 of 7 Old 07-07-2010, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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I know a number of the plants sold in the tubes at Petsmart/Petco are meant for terrariums and not meant to be fully submerged. However, if I get an Anubias Nana in one of the tubes, is that safe to put in an aquarium fully submerged? As I understand it, Anubuas Nana is ok underwater when the roots are attached to rock or driftwood.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-07-2010, 09:30 AM
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I know a number of the plants sold in the tubes at Petsmart/Petco are meant for terrariums and not meant to be fully submerged. However, if I get an Anubias Nana in one of the tubes, is that safe to put in an aquarium fully submerged? As I understand it, Anubuas Nana is ok underwater when the roots are attached to rock or driftwood.
Well as long as it's actually anubias nana and not mislabelled, I'm sure it would be okay.

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Here's a good pic of one true one http://www.sweetaquatics.com/index.p...roducts_id=340 make sure IF you buy the tube plants that this is in fact it. And be sure the leaves look lush & deep dark green and not brownish or light green, that way you know you're getting a good plant.

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Here's a good pic of one true one http://www.sweetaquatics.com/index.p...roducts_id=340 make sure IF you buy the tube plants that this is in fact it. And be sure the leaves look lush & deep dark green and not brownish or light green, that way you know you're getting a good plant.
I actually got some anubuas from sweet aquatics and they were a little too large for my 5.5 gallon tank. So that's why I liked the small anubias nana's that petco/petsmart sell in the tubes. They are labeled as anubuas nana, but not sure if that is entirely accurate. I've read that other people have bought tubes that were labeled as amazon swords and they were actually Brazil swords that are not true aquatic.

Ill take a picture of one of them when I get home, to see if someone can verify if it's a true anubias nana.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-09-2010, 07:32 PM
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Yea pers I'd say away from these tubes there's been a LOT sold lately for tanks that infact is not meant for a tank.

What are you trying to create in your 5.5 / who's living in it? Thou I do not have anubias at this time & point I sure have a bunchhhh other plants to sell so maybe I can just arrange you a neat lil package if you liked?

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-11-2010, 11:04 PM
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Sorry to mix things up, but I DID buy Anubias nana from Petsmart in a tube. I also have the roots in the substrate - with its own personal root tab of course (also dosing liquid). The plant is probably the one of the healthiest plants in my tank and is continuing to grow at a rate of about 1 new leaf every 2 weeks. So as long as the root system is healthy and leaves are too - I'd say go for it, I have had a good experience with this plant despite the fact it came from a petsmart tube.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-12-2010, 10:44 AM
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Some plants can be grown aquatically (submerged) or emmersed (leaves/stems out of water in high-humidity air.) Anubias sp. and crypts, are among these species. Anubias is pretty hard to kill, but some plants have a specific and delicate emmersion process, and will die off if re-immersed without a certain acclimation process. For that reason, it is probably safer in the long run to buy the fully aquatic versions.
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