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post #1 of 15 Old 08-10-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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How to tie down Java Fern?

How do I tie down Java Fern and Anubias?
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-10-2012, 09:31 PM
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You can either use black thread or fishing line. From there it is usually best to tie them to driftwood. Sometimes you can shove them into small cracks in the driftwood and get them to state without tieing them.
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Can I tie them to rock, as long as it has a rough surface?
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-11-2012, 01:00 AM
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yeah should work fine.
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-11-2012, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Do you know how I can attach java moss?
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-11-2012, 11:29 AM
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You can use the same methods.
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post #7 of 15 Old 08-11-2012, 11:30 AM
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I have all the plants mentioned here and have used black thread to tie all of them down. I have also used fishing line but its hard to tie LoL.
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I've heard that Java Moss will lower nitrite levels, is this true?
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-11-2012, 01:23 PM
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I fought tying plants to rocks and drift wood, and it didn't help having large hands. Best solution and the easiest by far, Super Glue Gel (make sure it is the gel type). Place a small drop on the rock/wood, then gently hold the plant against it for a few seconds. Once you put it in the water it will cause the gel to cure faster, though it will also turn white. While the white could stand depending on the amount and placement, will find your plants overgrow it, quickly covering it up. I have seen people use this method effectively to completely cover large pieces of driftwood with moss, while I have used it for anubias and java fern.
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-11-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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But won't that kill the roots?
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