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Old 02-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
 
Plants on driftwood

I have had a piece of driftwood in my 30 gallon tank for about 6 months now and I wanted to try to plant it. I have no clue how to do this. What kind of plant is best? How much of the plant do I use? How do I get it to achor itself onto the driftwood?
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
 
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Good plants to attach to driftwood are Anubias (any species, the most common is in our profiles), Java Fern and Java Moss. All are in the profiles, click the shaded names to see the data and photos.

You can also attach other plants, swords (Echinodorus species) and pygmy chain sword sometimes work. The roots will partly attach to the wood but most likely grow down into the substrate. I've had this occur "accidentally" when a sword has sent out a runner and a plant emerges up in a crack in the wood or something. Rather nice natural effect.

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
 
is there any way to "force" the plant to attach itself?
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
 
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is there any way to "force" the plant to attach itself?
The Anubias, Java Fern and Java Moss will attach themselves as they grow, and initially I try to stick them in an opening in the wood, or if none, use black cotton thread or fishing line.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:53 AM   #5
 
Thanks for sharing this set of instructions. Really informative.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
 
thanks!
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
 
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The Anubias, Java Fern and Java Moss will attach themselves as they grow, and initially I try to stick them in an opening in the wood, or if none, use black cotton thread or fishing line.
Do you think It would attach to a plastic decoration or no?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:29 AM   #8
 
They will attach to pretty much any surface. I have my anubias nana attached to a fake decoration and it's growing well.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
 
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Do you think It would attach to a plastic decoration or no?
I have a Java Fern on a fake sand castle =)

The roots are taking over it, looks like what you'd expect from an ancient building overrun by nature ;)
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