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RedRaider15 08-10-2012 09:21 PM

How to tie down Java Fern?
 
How do I tie down Java Fern and Anubias?

Boredomb 08-10-2012 09:31 PM

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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RedRaider15 08-10-2012 09:37 PM

Can I tie them to rock, as long as it has a rough surface?

Boredomb 08-11-2012 01:00 AM

yeah should work fine.
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RedRaider15 08-11-2012 01:02 AM

Do you know how I can attach java moss?

Boredomb 08-11-2012 11:29 AM

You can use the same methods.
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Boredomb 08-11-2012 11:30 AM

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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RedRaider15 08-11-2012 12:30 PM

I've heard that Java Moss will lower nitrite levels, is this true?

Absntmind 08-11-2012 01:23 PM

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.

RedRaider15 08-11-2012 01:28 PM

But won't that kill the roots?


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