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wannalearn 02-06-2012 07:10 PM

anubius question
 
here is a dumb question, are all varieties of anubius able to grow on your drift wood or other hard surface..Anubias Congensis is what i am looking at, but havent heard of it planted this way..

ReefTrooper 02-07-2012 05:24 AM

They can grow both in the aquarium substrate and can be attached to driftwood or rocks, where their root system will gradually take hold of these harder surfaces.

rjwwrx 02-07-2012 10:55 AM

Be careful if you plan to plant it in the substrate, as this could cause the rhizome to rot. I would make sure you have as much of the rhizome exposed as possible.

MinaMinaMina 02-07-2012 12:06 PM

Yup, it appears that all anubias varieties have rhizomes and therefor do better with it above substrate level. Good luck, its a lovely plant!

wannalearn 02-07-2012 01:33 PM

yes i want it on the drift wood, and maybe on a pile o little boulders, i just wasnt sure if 'all' anubius was able to plant this way... thanks..


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