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I know a number of the plants sold in the tubes at Petsmart/Petco are meant for terrariums and not meant to be fully submerged. However, if I get an Anubias Nana in one of the tubes, is that safe to put in an aquarium fully submerged? As I understand it, Anubuas Nana is ok underwater when the roots are attached to rock or driftwood.
Here's a good pic of one true one http://www.sweetaquatics.com/index.p...roducts_id=340 make sure IF you buy the tube plants that this is in fact it. And be sure the leaves look lush & deep dark green and not brownish or light green, that way you know you're getting a good plant.
Ill take a picture of one of them when I get home, to see if someone can verify if it's a true anubias nana.
Yea pers I'd say away from these tubes there's been a LOT sold lately for tanks that infact is not meant for a tank.
What are you trying to create in your 5.5 / who's living in it? Thou I do not have anubias at this time & point I sure have a bunchhhh other plants to sell so maybe I can just arrange you a neat lil package if you liked?
Sorry to mix things up, but I DID buy Anubias nana from Petsmart in a tube. I also have the roots in the substrate - with its own personal root tab of course (also dosing liquid). The plant is probably the one of the healthiest plants in my tank and is continuing to grow at a rate of about 1 new leaf every 2 weeks. So as long as the root system is healthy and leaves are too - I'd say go for it, I have had a good experience with this plant despite the fact it came from a petsmart tube.
Some plants can be grown aquatically (submerged) or emmersed (leaves/stems out of water in high-humidity air.) Anubias sp. and crypts, are among these species. Anubias is pretty hard to kill, but some plants have a specific and delicate emmersion process, and will die off if re-immersed without a certain acclimation process. For that reason, it is probably safer in the long run to buy the fully aquatic versions.
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