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How do you attach plants to rocks and wood?

Can it only be done with certain plants?

Plants I have in mind are
Echinodorus
Eleocharis
Pogostemon
Glossostigma
 

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hi
fishing line….cotton thread,i use the thread it weathers away.
 
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Thanks willow.

I'm guessing when it weathers away the plants have stayed attached.
 

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Oh sorry willow is there a specific technique for tying them to the rocks or wood.

Also how many do you attach.
 

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Plants such as Anubias or Java ferns that have a rhizome. You take the string or fishing line and wrap it around the rhizome. Without getting the leaves in a bind. Plants such as mosses you simply just put the most on the wood or rock and wrap the string or fishing linearound both and the moss will grow up and around the line. Eventually in time the roots will take hold. The rougher the surface the easier the roots can attach to it.
 

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^^ very nicely done :-D
 
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When you say you get better rooting from a rougher surface. When attaching to bog wood would it be worth sanding the surface to make it not so smooth, or even putting some cuts into the wood.

As these are not in substrate would I need to add fertiliser?
 

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i've not used frets in my tank..and i think they will find a way of rooting,
a bit like a plant not in an aquarium that seems to cling to the most
inhabitable wall.
i've had wood attach to rock and wood that i didn't think able.
 
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Willow you are the fountain of all knowledge, thank you ��
 

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aww bless you..that's really kind.
 
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With regards to attaching plants. Could this be done in a bucket outside while I'm waiting for the Xmas tree to come down and my new tank to be started up.
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I don't attatch my plants too well because my cichlids like to redecorate a lot. Id rather wake up to find my plant floating in the tank than to find shredded pieces of the plant with the rhizome still firmly attatched. I'll be interested to follow this thread because I'm trying to learn about plants having not kept any till recently. Thanks
 

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yes why not…nothing worse waiting for the tree and being board swell :-D
(pictures of said talked of tree are required in payment for this advise )
 
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When you say you get better rooting from a rougher surface. When attaching to bog wood would it be worth sanding the surface to make it not so smooth, or even putting some cuts into the wood.

As these are not in substrate would I need to add fertiliser?
As Willow as said already they will manage to find a way. It just takes much longer and is hard for them to. Wood is usually not a problem in getting plants to attach too. Rocks on the hand can be. If they are too smooth it is difficult for them.
 

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ooooooo christmas tree…not offending at all it's lovely !!
thank you for sharing :-D
 
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