Growing Anubias emersed.
Anyone have experience growing these plants emersed? I have one that's growing this way one. For the last week I have been watching it sprouting a new leaf. It has a reddish tent to it. Is this normal for this plant in this form?
I always thought that leaf color had more to do with light intensity than anything else.
Leaves on my anubias usually start out very light green and then darken as they mature.
That's interesting. I've had an Anubias sp. in one of my emersed tanks for years. It grows slowly, and all the leaves are green.
RI only tried anubias emersed once, and it turned to mush. Whats your humidity?
Can you describe your setup?
Yes and I can also take some more pics of the setup so you can see how I have it done as well. I have to go to walmart first though.
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This a 29 gallon tank that is filled half way with water to allow emersed plants to grow
The water line is actually a little lower then I normally have it due to having to fix an issue with my filter. I plan on filling it up more tomorrow when i do a water change.
I tried to get a pic of my dwarf puffer here but it didn't work to well lol
I don't pay attention to the humidity level in this tank but I do try and keep it somewhat closed/sealed up. I have a glass canopy on this tank with two T8 bulbs on top. I have a fat cat who I fought with for several days to stay off the this tank but before I actually managed to win she broke the canopy.
I not sure if you can see the crack in it or not but it goes through both panels of glass. (Stupid fat cat!)
Before this happen the tank held more humidity.
I also try to keep the 30" light fixture over the back of the tank to cover the section of the tank that isn't covered by the canopy
The water temp is 80. Also I dose flourish comprehensive 2x weekly. Daily I mist the emersed plants including the Anubias in question. The water has a few drops of comprehensive in it (thought I would it might help out :-?). The bulbs in the fixtures are just GE daylight bulbs 6500k. Not sure what other info you were looking for Redchigh but if you have other questions i will try and answer them the best I can. I have to go to petco later today or after Christmas. I might see about getting a humidity gauge.
I've been rolling arod a idea similiar to that, except with a molded faux rock background with a shelf for plants and a small waterfall....
Are your emersed anubius "planted" in the gravel?
Do you use root tabs for them?
Do you think saran wrap would work, or is glass or plexiglass better?
I to have several cats, and one will jump 4 feet from the floor up to the edge of a 10g open top tank to drink and stare at the minnows..
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