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post #11 of 13 Old 04-05-2007, 02:02 AM
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Fish4all, I see that you have another thread in which you state that anubias roots like to be buried in the substrate. I hadn't heard this. Do they do noticeably better when roots can get in substrate?
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post #12 of 13 Old 04-05-2007, 02:26 AM
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For me they seem to do much better once the roots get going and really bury themselves in the substrate. I have actualy tortured my Nana a couple times by removing old leaves and cutting the roots way back. Mostly because I needed to pull it out and the roots would not go back in the subtrate. Each time the plant "seems" to go into a root dedication period where all the energy goes into the roots and then once the roots disappear in the substrate the leaves come by the dozen it seems.
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My anubias is planted on the substrate. I was exasperated when it hasn't taken roots on the wood for months and it was almost dying. So I planted it on the gravel and was taken aback when it began growing new leaves.

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