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Old 05-16-2008, 02:20 AM   #11
 
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Well I had it in my tank for a few days and removed it. It was a fairly tall bamboo so the leaves were not fully submerged. They also had it twisted around eac other so that it looked woven. Its pretty meet. But it looks just as nice planted as it did in my tank. After taking it out, I got my lil buddies a banana plant instead. They look pretty neat, and I wanted one. ANd my lfs happened to get them in, which they never get new plants in always the same ol' ones. So I took this as my opportunity. But how do these work? Thr banana roots are dupposed to stay above the substrate right? How do I get it to anchor then?
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:50 AM   #12
 
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I have a banana plant in my 20 gallon and it's doing quite well. I anchored mine down with some of the weights you get off bunch plants at the store. (You could always tie it to a small rock.) Then I pushed the "bananas" into the substrate just a little. Eventually, mine grew roots and new shoots. :)
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:14 AM   #13
 
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Thank u much, I will see what I can do. I prefer not to use the weights on my plants, but might consider a rock or whatever. I just didn't want to damage the banana roots. Thanks again!
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:55 PM   #14
 
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You can tie the banana to a rock with thread. By the time the thread dissolves the roots will probably be established enough to prevent it from floating.
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