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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Tying anubias to something else?

I really dont want to tie my anubias to rocks as my ph is already high, and I dont like the tannins from drift wood, I dont have enough decor to tie them to...is there anything else I could tie it too?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 09:11 PM
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You can try to sort of bury it into the substrate you're using as long as you don't cover the rhizome. Over time the roots will attach to the substrate.
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rice is right i had put a few pebbles on one of my longest roots to keep it down.have a few roots pushed in substrate a bit.. now so t dont look like a randome anubia-baloon XD also do ok as floaters from my experience mine grew nicely floating ^.^plus gave then a nice spot to rest and make nests around XD

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Just my opinion and experience, tannins from sources such as oak or Indian almond leaves are actually a fabulous proactive remedy for a lot of fish ailments. It lowers the pH and acts as antibiotic to strenghten the overall health of the betta.

Anyway, I tied my anubias to the stone weight of a plastic plant, I just pulled all the plastic peices off. It looks natural and the anubias loves it!

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Thanks everyone for your feedback! Laki, I cant use tannins because I have too many high light plants, the tannins darkin my water too much :/ ...I did end up using an old driftwood I had months ago that I dried out, no tannins leach from it anymore so I think it will be perfect :)

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OH sorry! I didn't even consider that. I keep low-light plants and tan my water pretty dark. Not on purpose I just like the look!

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I don't do tannins in my high light tanks for the same reason XD
or if i really have to I ready my purigen~
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No worries Laki :) I do love the bennefits of tannins though and use IAL on the rare occasion I use my hospital bowl.

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Thanks everyone for your feedback! Laki, I cant use tannins because I have too many high light plants, the tannins darkin my water too much :/ ...I did end up using an old driftwood I had months ago that I dried out, no tannins leach from it anymore so I think it will be perfect :)
be carefull! i had a driftwood sit out for 2yrs and when i plopped it in a stockpot i had tannis from heck

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lol uh oh, hope that doesnt happen. It stopped leaching when in was in my 20l so hopefully its all leached out...I'll have to keep my eye on it!

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