I love anubias ^__^ it's so versatile!
Buts very slow growing! don't worry if it doesn't look like it's growing, it is! just at a very slow pace! (its when the leaves go brown you worry)
It's completely up to you how you choose to plant it.
Anubias can either be planted in the gravel or tied with a piece of cotton to a rock or piece of drift wood and will grow quite happily either way.
I use the stuff in my cichlid tank tied to an upright piece of bogwood (I tried to make it look like a tree and failed) but it's been quite successful growing this way.
Anubias also doesn't require a tonne of light, just stick to what ever routine you already have and it'll be fine.
I only keep my lights on for 5hours day or less and my plants are doing very well (:
Anubias is actually a really good plant for bettas ^^ I put some in my female's tank and she loves hiding between the leaves.
I planted it in the sand in her tank cause she doesn't have any wood or rocks.
EDIT: I forgot to add that I don't throw plant food or anything into my tanks, I just let em grow.
Plant food will help them to flourish but it's not mandatory for this plant, it'll just feed off the nutrients in the tank.
I believe it should be ok in a new tank, it might not thrive while there's no fish but it shouldn't die either.
Last edited by NeoViking; 09-01-2012 at 03:26 PM.