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Old 08-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #1 
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O_O Just found this anubias nana...

I'm not sure how long I've had it because I don't recall buying it. I just found some anubias nana hiding behind a stack of bettas cups behind one of my tanks. It's still green! It's in one of those tubes that petsmart sells their plants in (TopFin brand).

Do you guys think it's alright to put this into one of my tanks? I'm never one to let plants go to waste lol. I figure I could put it into my divided 5.5 gallon as a sort of welcoming present for Professor Plum. Is it safe to do that? It's not possible for the plant to pollute the water from being old, right? It looks healthy...
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Oh lol!! That's awesome, yes you can put it in the water without issue. Plants get old in the water too you know lol, it may lose a leaf or something but it won't hurt anything. I'm sure it will really appreciate being in water again too!
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:00 PM   #3 
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I was so surprised to find it, because normally I take care of putting plants in tanks right away! They're so bloody expensive, it's not usually a purchase I make lightly! I'll have to pick up some root tabs (anubias needs those, right?) at the pet store today. Can't wait to jazz up my 5.5 gallon a bit! It looks like I have a couple stems!
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:03 PM   #4 
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Yeah I hear you, I like getting the plants from the tubes since they generally do well for me but I don't feel like paying 8 bucks for one java fern or anubias >.> Anubias don't really need root tabs to survive, especially if you tie it to some decor. If you bury the roots then it certainly won't mind the extra nutrients for sure but it's not necessary :)
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:10 PM   #5 
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Oooh, that's convenient! I'll just tie it to some ornaments, then, and see if it'll flourish lol. Maybe dose a bit of liquid ferts to give it a little boost (and help out the swords in that tank, too haha). I bet it'll be good in no time! At least... I hope hahaha. And I hope Professor Plum and Altair like their new plants!
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Yeah! I'm sure it will really appreciate that ^_^ good luck with it!!
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:05 PM   #7 
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Anubias draw nutrients directly from the water. No need for root tabs. :)
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:08 AM   #8 
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Man, you gotta wonder what they're putting in that gel stuff O.o

"TopFin! Have you been using black magic?"
"No!"
"Well, have you been using, say... dark grey magic?"
"...maybe. Look, it was just a little witchcraft. Nothing drastic."
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:23 AM   #9 
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Man, you gotta wonder what they're putting in that gel stuff O.o

"TopFin! Have you been using black magic?"
"No!"
"Well, have you been using, say... dark grey magic?"
"...maybe. Look, it was just a little witchcraft. Nothing drastic."
Hahaha I cracked up reading this! But seriously, what the heck do they put in that gel to make them last this long? The plant hardly seems to have suffered at all!
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:40 AM   #10 
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Oh boy, I died too lol!!!

Well since the Anubias mostly takes from the water column and can practically survive in an unlit basement, I'm not really surprised. It had plenty of CO2 from the air (more CO2 in the air than in the water hence why dry starts work so well for carpet plants) so it's pretty much better than being in a tiny tank that gets no artificial light or ferts basically. ^_^
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