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post #1 of 17 Old 12-02-2013, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Q3: Attaching plants

How do you attach plants to rocks and wood?

Can it only be done with certain plants?

Plants I have in mind are
Echinodorus
Eleocharis
Pogostemon
Glossostigma

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post #2 of 17 Old 12-02-2013, 11:40 AM
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hi
fishing line….cotton thread,i use the thread it weathers away.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-02-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks willow.

I'm guessing when it weathers away the plants have stayed attached.

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post #4 of 17 Old 12-02-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Oh sorry willow is there a specific technique for tying them to the rocks or wood.

Also how many do you attach.

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post #5 of 17 Old 12-02-2013, 01:45 PM
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Plants such as Anubias or Java ferns that have a rhizome. You take the string or fishing line and wrap it around the rhizome. Without getting the leaves in a bind. Plants such as mosses you simply just put the most on the wood or rock and wrap the string or fishing linearound both and the moss will grow up and around the line. Eventually in time the roots will take hold. The rougher the surface the easier the roots can attach to it.
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-02-2013, 04:40 PM
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^^ very nicely done

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #7 of 17 Old 12-09-2013, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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When you say you get better rooting from a rougher surface. When attaching to bog wood would it be worth sanding the surface to make it not so smooth, or even putting some cuts into the wood.

As these are not in substrate would I need to add fertiliser?

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post #8 of 17 Old 12-09-2013, 08:37 AM
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i've not used frets in my tank..and i think they will find a way of rooting,
a bit like a plant not in an aquarium that seems to cling to the most
inhabitable wall.
i've had wood attach to rock and wood that i didn't think able.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-09-2013, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Willow you are the fountain of all knowledge, thank you ��
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-09-2013, 05:03 PM
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aww bless you..that's really kind.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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