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Old 11-17-2010, 01:49 PM   #11 
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It looks very nice, and that's a gorgeous betta!!
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:50 PM   #12 
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What a beautiful Betta......nice find......

It is hard for me to tell by your pic...but make sure that you don't plant either the fern or anubias in the substrate-they do best if tied to something like that awesome piece of driftwood you have-the rhizome of the plant will rot and die under the substrate-if they have any roots coming off the rhizome they can be in the substrate without issues.....

Your tank is looking really nice......

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Old 11-17-2010, 01:53 PM   #13 
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Looks good Java fern and Anubias are pretty much indestructible, although it might take a few weeks before your Anubias starts doing anything since some types are very slow growers.

Also, I couldn't tell from the picture, but you need to make sure that the rhizome of both plants isn't buried in the substrate. Only the roots should be buried otherwise the plant will rot and die.

I think a couple more Java fern or some Java Moss/Anubias tied to driftwood would look nice, and give him a few more places to explore and some nice little resting/hiding spots.

Edit: Haha, already got beaten to the punch!
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:21 PM   #14 
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Thanks everyone!

The driftwood in the tank isn't real, so would it still work if I attached some of the plants to it? Also I'm pretty sure I only have the roots in the substrate, I'll double check to make absolutly sure though. If I get another plant I think I'll try the java moss and tie it to the driftwood, though I do like the look of the anubias. So many choices, I'm glad I decided to try real plants again. :)
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #15 
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Yes, it is fine to attach the plants to fake driftwood.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:36 PM   #16 
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Ok, what should I use to attach it, I've heard fishing line works, is that true or is there something better?
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:49 PM   #17 
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I use cotton thread, however, they may not attach themselves to fake wood so you may need to use fishing line......
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:53 PM   #18 
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Ok, and should I wrap the line around the rhizome or just the roots? Sorry for all the questions, I just don't want to end up making a mistake and killing them.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #19 
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No worries....yes, you want to attach the rhizome and let the roots hang free-they will find their own way either into the substrate or wood and anchor themselves.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #20 
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Ok, thanks OFL, I'll be going out later to get the line and probably another plant. :)
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