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post #1 of 7 Old 05-09-2010, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think I tied this plant down right

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I've never really tied down a plant before, and I think I may have done it badly. Please take a look and tell me if I need to make some changes:

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-09-2010, 09:05 PM
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I don't have a ton of experience, I have only tied down one plant before but it has successfully rooted since. But, it looks alright to me. I may not have done it sooo close to the bottom of the leaves but it should be ok I think!

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 08:49 AM
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Its a lil overkill in the amount string used but that's only visual matter, nothing to hurt the plant from what I can see and once the Java has rooted down you can carefully pull / cut it out anyway, so no worries there.

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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how will I know it's "rooted down?" What sort of visual cues am I looking for?

And out of curiosity - I was wondering about it - If I had a completely flat piece of drift wood, could a root plant still attach to it?
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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by "root plant" I mean java ferns, anubais spp., things like that. I'm not sure if "root plant" is the correct term. =P
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-11-2010, 12:31 AM
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I think it could attach to something completely flat. Probably a bit rough would be better. I think they send out roots and then fine little hairs that attach to the surface. I think they might stick somehow or something. Anyways I'd just give it a month or two and if it's healthy it should be attached. You might see new whitish colored roots growing and attaching and then you might know from that.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-11-2010, 08:26 AM
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They'll have longer roots coming from the bottom of the plant that either will rap around the driftwood or run along flat on the DW and attach themselves; that goes for any Anubias, Java fern etc.....I will see if I can find a good view in my tank and take a pic for you if I can but you'll notice the roots growing and attaching themselves.

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