|shootingstar26 ||05-09-2010 09:02 PM |
I don't think I tied this plant down right
I've never really tied down a plant before, and I think I may have done it badly. Please take a look and tell me if I need to make some changes: Attachment 11809
|Austin ||05-09-2010 09:05 PM |
I don't have a ton of experience, I have only tied down one plant before but it has successfully rooted since. But, it looks alright to me. I may not have done it sooo close to the bottom of the leaves but it should be ok I think!
|Angel079 ||05-10-2010 08:49 AM |
Its a lil overkill in the amount string used but that's only visual matter, nothing to hurt the plant from what I can see and once the Java has rooted down you can carefully pull / cut it out anyway, so no worries there.
|shootingstar26 ||05-10-2010 10:36 PM |
how will I know it's "rooted down?" What sort of visual cues am I looking for?
And out of curiosity - I was wondering about it - If I had a completely flat piece of drift wood, could a root plant still attach to it?
|shootingstar26 ||05-10-2010 10:58 PM |
by "root plant" I mean java ferns, anubais spp., things like that. I'm not sure if "root plant" is the correct term. =P
|Austin ||05-11-2010 12:31 AM |
I think it could attach to something completely flat. Probably a bit rough would be better. I think they send out roots and then fine little hairs that attach to the surface. I think they might stick somehow or something. Anyways I'd just give it a month or two and if it's healthy it should be attached. You might see new whitish colored roots growing and attaching and then you might know from that.
|Angel079 ||05-11-2010 08:26 AM |
They'll have longer roots coming from the bottom of the plant that either will rap around the driftwood or run along flat on the DW and attach themselves; that goes for any Anubias, Java fern etc.....I will see if I can find a good view in my tank and take a pic for you if I can but you'll notice the roots growing and attaching themselves.
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