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Old 12-01-2012, 11:55 AM   #1 
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Java fern help

So i bought a thing of java fern today because it totally slipped my mind that it had to be planted on hard scape while I was at the store, for some reason I thought it was only anubias like an idiot.
Anyways, I don't have a hardscape right now. I ordered a piece of driftwood the other day but that wont be sent out till at least monday. Is there anything I can do in the mean time?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #2 
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you can just float it, my java fern isnt actually attached to anything it just sort of sits at the bottom of the tank
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #3 
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Thanks! I wedged it in between some other plants for now
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #4 
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You can also try to get it to stay at the bottom by shoving a couple of root ends in your substrate. Just make sure the rhizome stays unburied :)
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #5 
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If I were to do that would it be safe to keep them like that? Or would I still need to move them to driftwood or something eventually? Just wondering because I'd prefer to keep them on the the substrate if possible, I already have some anubias and moss ordered for the driftwood when it comes
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If I were to do that would it be safe to keep them like that? Or would I still need to move them to driftwood or something eventually? Just wondering because I'd prefer to keep them on the the substrate if possible, I already have some anubias and moss ordered for the driftwood when it comes
Yep it's fine to keep them like that, the actual roots will not rot. I keep several in this way. They do sometimes detach during water changes, but I just put them back. As long as the rhizome is mostly exposed it's ok to sit on the substrate.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #7 
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Thanks! Ill have to do that when I get home. Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #8 
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Some of my Java fer floats some sinks.
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