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Austin 02-25-2010 03:45 PM

Plants came! Anubias Nana?
My plants came and im planting them right now. :) I have one question right now... how do I attach the anubias nana to the rock? :S thanks.

redchigh 02-25-2010 04:27 PM

I've never had anubias, but I've had java fern, which I think is similiar.

You can use black cotton string, but I use nylon fishing line.

Cotton will eventually decompose, which is a good thing. It will hold on long enough for the plants' roots to anchor themselves.

Fishing line lasts forever, but is clear. I can't see it at all in my tank.

Congratulations on the plants!
can't wait until I order mine... :)

Austin 02-25-2010 04:29 PM

Thanks! I'll see what I can find. :D lol. I guess i did order too much lol don't have enough room! :p

Byron 02-25-2010 05:34 PM

Agree with the thread for Anubias; or if you have two rocks, wedging it between will allow it to grab on in a few weeks. Also, this plant does not like direct light, so in shade is best. It is also a slow grower, just so you know it will not quickly fill in spaces. I had one plant in my old 90g that was well shaded by overhanging swords and floating plants, and it lived for more than 12 years and ended up being more than three feet in length of branching rhizome. I cut it up for other tanks, and still have some of it.

Austin 02-25-2010 05:42 PM

Thanks I used some netting to make a string type thing... i didn't know where the fishing wire or cotton was... I guess I could have used sewing thread??

Hmm my tank is planted now all the way I think /i'll take some pics later.

My new filter came today and one part of the plastic had a crack :/ I'm glueing it with aquarium silicone now... >< I doubt it will take too long to dry the layer is very thin.

My tank looks almost overcrowded now! :p But I guess I'll move some plants into my new tank when I get it for my angelfish (or fry... whichever tank is larger will be for the fry)

Pics coming in a lil... im kinda hot from running around and doing stuff with my tank so ima get some cold water and cool off now. :p lol.

Angel079 02-25-2010 05:57 PM

Sewing thread; rubber band anything like that will work to hold it on until its rooted itself down.

So uhm lol where's the pictures please?

Byron 02-25-2010 06:38 PM


My new filter came today and one part of the plastic had a crack :/ I'm glueing it with aquarium silicone now... >< I doubt it will take too long to dry the layer is very thin.
Give it 24 hours to thoroughly dry. Nothing worse than water suddenly spurting from the filter, and during the night half the tank could drain and you not know it:shock: depending where the tank is and where the fix is on the filter.

Austin 02-25-2010 06:57 PM

The filter is an internal filter. :) So luckily it won't have a risk of leaking... the only risk is it not being as effecient. I'll go take some pics so expect them in about 5 minutes! ;) I think my tank looks a little cluttery with so many plants, and some o the ones in the back are taller growing plants that are small atm...

like my red mellon sword was only 1-2 inches tall in it's leafs! I expect that it will grow much taller so I put it in the back... while the dwarf saggitarius leafs some around even around 5-6 inches tall which are in the front. So it all looks out of proportion and cluttery atm. XD I'll plan on planting the new tank so the excess plants will just temporarily be housed here probably.

Oh and I only orded 4 dwarf saggitaria Subulata but I ended up getting a bunch and in that bunch there was 10...

and not sure I have enough rocks now. oh well, lemme go take some pics.

aunt kymmie 02-25-2010 07:02 PM

Austin, you are not allowed to come back and post to this thread unless you come bearing pictures. :-D

Austin 02-25-2010 07:15 PM

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Haha kymmie.

I come back bearing pics! ;D

Though not the best pics... the water is kinda cloudy from moving all the gravel, plus the debris from the plants.

Anyways, now that I realize how many plants I ordered it's better the apongoten bulbs didn't sprout probably...

Soo, Ordering, done. Planting, done.

Now the next adventure with these plants... keeping them alive. :D Lot's of things to learn... I'll probably research each individual plant...

The tank already looks a lot more natural! I love it. :)

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