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Old 12-23-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
 
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I only have one anubias that is Emersed. Its actually attached to a piece of driftwood. The driftwood top is out of the water. The Anubias is kind medium size so half of it is under water and the other half is above water but all of its roots are in the water.

I think in your case Plexiglas would work better. I had a solid piece cut to the size of my old 55 gallon tank cause I couldnt find a glass canopy to fit it. The Plexiglas works very well at holding up to fat cats LoL. It also retains moisture tank very well too. I actually had to drill some hokes in the Plexiglas so some moisture could evaporate.

I have been wondering about put some Saran warp under the back half of my glass. Not sure if I want to cover the whole thing in Saran warp as that would seem like it would be a pain to keep moving every time I need to get into the tank.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #12
 
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Also I made the basket that the plants are in out of that black mesh material that you can get from Michael's that ppl use to divide tanks with plus egg crate. It has MGOPC plus gravel in it. Its held up by 2 pieces of driftwood and 2 large suction cups.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #13
 
Is Anubias not supposed to be emersed fully all the time? I have an Anubias that was out of the water for an hour or two and it almost dried up! It's fine now but prior to this I noticed it had some yellow tinge to some of the leaves. Is this because it is fully submerged?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #14
 
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Is Anubias not supposed to be emersed fully all the time? I have an Anubias that was out of the water for an hour or two and it almost dried up! It's fine now but prior to this I noticed it had some yellow tinge to some of the leaves. Is this because it is fully submerged?
Many aquarium plants (not all) are bog or marsh plants. Many spend half the year out of the water and the other half under water. Anubias sp. are in this class of plants. They do still need to be in a humid environment. With the humidity being around 90% and the temp between 78-86 I have mine in a closed top tank.

To answer you question about the yellowish leaves. That tends to happen with too much light. Under water they tend to do best with low lighting or under shade.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #15
 
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Today I bought a humidity gauge and a temp gauge just to see what the air space is. Yesterday I put saran wrap on the top of the tank under my glass canopy to keep the humidity up. I can already see a difference today and see that it is making a difference for humidity. So now I just need to put the gauges in and see what they are reading.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #16
 
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Ok so I just looked at the leaf today and its much greener. It still has a hunt of yellow but it looks like a new leaf does usually. I also just put the humidity gauge in and its reading about 80%. I think the humidity lvl will go up more since I have been opening the lid to get water out to thaw some blood worms for the puffer. The temp gauge is reading in the 70's soo maybe that will go up too.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #17
 
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The leaf isn't red anymore more of yellowish green now.
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Its been neat watching this plants growth with the different shades the leaves go through.
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