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Old 11-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #11 
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Thank you aokashi and ravenwinds with your kind encouraging words. Just what I needed! This is really testing my patience lol. I hate the sand, i can't move anything without it getting everywhere! So, I'm stuck with that. Ok.

So i will tie the anubias and java fern to my driftwood with a rubber band I guess? I realized I actually don't have wisteria, This is what I currently have:

Water sprite
small brazil swords
crypt wendtii
anacharis

If you have specific planting instructions for those please advice me!

I can go buy the stem plants today. Which stem plants should I look out for? I will also buy some trumpet snails (how many? i went crazy with the anubias I don't want to come home with like 10 snails lol)! Should I get shrimp too or hold off? (so sorry for all the questions, please bear with me).

I will place Lucy back in her 1 gallon. Can I place a plant or two in there floating so she can enjoy? If so, which ones? I think she likes the whole jungle fever thing lol.

I keep telling myself Rome was not built in a day. it takes time and patience. I have 3 other tanks to turn into NPTs (way later) so this is my practice until I get it right!

THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. YOU ARE REALLY HELPING OUT A BEGINNER HERE!
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #12 
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yes! lucy would LOVE it if you take out some anubias for her :)
I thought I told you sand isn't easy in another thread XD lol.

stems plants are anything the sprouts leaves as they grow upwards.
These includes water wisteria, cabomba, anacharis, ludwigia, rotala. etcetc
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #13 
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I've found superglue to be a really easy way to attach anubias to wood, rock etc. I will sometimes tie down the rhizome with fishing line or cotton but that is fiddly and time consuming. A couple of dabs of superglue and time to dry is all you really need.

Same basic concept works with java fern and moss.

It's a very popular method and have never run into any issues regardless of the brand of superglue I used.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #14 
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your tank looks beautifull,dont give up hope,you will get there,we all start some place
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #15 
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yes! lucy would LOVE it if you take out some anubias for her :)
I thought I told you sand isn't easy in another thread XD lol.

stems plants are anything the sprouts leaves as they grow upwards.
These includes water wisteria, cabomba, anacharis, ludwigia, rotala. etcetc
I know you did, it just slipped my mind. Trust me I'm banging my head against the wall now!!

I will write a list down tonight and have the anubias and java ferns on the wood tonight as well

@littlebettafish..what type of glue do you use? it doesn't hurt the plants? and what is a rhizome? lol
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #16 
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your tank looks beautifull,dont give up hope,you will get there,we all start some place
Thank you so much! I'm really trying, hopefully it gets fixed soon!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #17 
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I just use supermarket brand of superglue. I have used both the more expensive and cheap brands and not run into any issues with either. Doesn't seem to hurt the plant at all. You just have to be careful if you ever remove it that you don't damage the plant in the process.

The rhizome is the thick sort of root that all of the smaller roots come off. It is what you don't want to bury in the substrate as it can cause the plant to rot.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #18 
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Thanks Littlebettafish I will look into that.

Could anyone also tell me how to plant a water sprite, brazil sword, and the crypt wendtii (floating or on wood)?

When I get home I'm going to start moving things around! cross your fingers ;)
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Thanks Littlebettafish I will look into that.

Could anyone also tell me how to plant a water sprite, brazil sword, and the crypt wendtii (floating or on wood)?

When I get home I'm going to start moving things around! cross your fingers ;)
those you can plant in the substrate:)
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Thanks Littlebettafish I will look into that.

Could anyone also tell me how to plant a water sprite, brazil sword, and the crypt wendtii (floating or on wood)?

When I get home I'm going to start moving things around! cross your fingers ;)
check youtube theres loads of planting videos there
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