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post #1 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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How can I tell if my Anubias is getting too much light? Does it hurt if I never break the separate leaves apart?

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How can I tell if my Anubias is getting too much light? Does it hurt if I never break the separate leaves apart?
In direct light that is on the bright side, brush algae usually forms on the leaves of Anubias and this can smother the plant in time. Kept in partial shade, as by floating plants, it should be OK.

Can you explain the second question? Are you talking about the rhizome?

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In direct light that is on the bright side, brush algae usually forms on the leaves of Anubias and this can smother the plant in time. Kept in partial shade, as by floating plants, it should be OK.

Can you explain the second question? Are you talking about the rhizome?
Yes, Bryon, I have about 8 rhizomes in one section.

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Yes, Bryon, I have about 8 rhizomes in one section.
I'm still puzzled. The rhizome is the thick "stem" from which all the roots and leaves grow as the rhizome gets longer.

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I'm still puzzled. The rhizome is the thick "stem" from which all the roots and leaves grow as the rhizome gets longer.
Sorry, the thick stem of which I speak is a long group of knots. Each one has a leaf and some roots. Should I separate these knots or leave them as a whole?

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Sorry, the thick stem of which I speak is a long group of knots. Each one has a leaf and some roots. Should I separate these knots or leave them as a whole?
You can separate them (break or cut the rhizome) provided each section then has a couple leaves and some roots.

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You can separate them (break or cut the rhizome) provided each section then has a couple leaves and some roots.
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