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Old 06-29-2012, 12:33 AM   #1 
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Live plant help?

I believe I have an anubias nana, I'm not quite sure how to plant it? For right now it's just kind of floating in my bettas tank?

I'm new to live plant I sort of need help. x'D
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #2 
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Other websites say not to bury the Rhizome. But to be honest I have no idea what that is.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:12 AM   #3 
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That's correct, you don't want to bury Anubias. The "rhizome" is the thicker part of the stem; the part where the leaves attach. I believe most people use fishing line to (gently) tie the plant to a piece of wood, rock or other structure so it's secure without being buried.

I've heard some folks will bury the tips of the dangling roots, leaving the rhizome above the substrate. I've always been leary of this method but I guess it could work.

I have a couple Anubias in a few of my tanks and I've used line to secure them in two tanks, while in the third I left it to drift. My bettas like them either way.
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Rhizome is where the leaves and roots attach to. Should be like a thick part.

Tie to a rock or driftwood with fishing line or cotton thread and of will attach, though it is fine to leave it to float.
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So I can let it float and that will be fine?
Because I've been trying to just bury the roots and it won't stay in the gravel. x'D
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I like to tie mine down to something, like a small irregular pebble or something. I think it looks better that way. it should attach itself over time :)
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:36 AM   #7 
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I've tied a few of mine to beads, some to rocks, depending on the size and type of Anubias...long-leaf, big, small, medium.

Some I leave to float as top-cover and Betta hammocks.

That and Wisteria are my and my fish's favorite plants.

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