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shootingstar26 05-09-2010 08:02 PM

I don't think I tied this plant down right
 
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Hey Forum

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:

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Austin 05-09-2010 08:05 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 07:49 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 09:36 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 09:58 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 05-10-2010 11:31 PM

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 07:26 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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