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Old 01-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #1 
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Java Fern

I finally found some Java Fern a few weeks ago and since then, I have been having trouble positioning it in the tank. I tried attaching it to rocks and driftwood but it never stays, the fact it doesn't have rhizomes either doesn't help matters lol. I was wondering how you guys make this plant look pretty in the tank and also, how you attach it lol Pictures would also be a big help, if you have any.

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Old 01-05-2011, 02:24 PM   #2 
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If you go to pets at home . I think they have them in Wales??? Well they sell them already attached to driftwood. I also just attach them with fishing line. Its tricky and annoying but effictive.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:27 PM   #3 
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I have my Java Fern sorta tucked into a partially broken Spiral Shell and carefully wrapped one of those little brown fuzzy roots around the internal spiral so it's stuck.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:47 PM   #4 
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I wedge part of mine under decor. I've also tied it to decor with fishing line. After a couple weeks it wraps itself around gravel chunks and then it's self sinking.
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Umm just rubberband it to a rock. Or superglue. That works :)
What do you mean it doesnt have a rhizome? it's just a bunch of leaves tied together? The rhizome is the stem from which the leaves sprout from:
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #6 
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I like the idea with the shell, that's cool

I did try putting them under deco,etc but I wasn't sure if the plant would just die. It's on its last legs as it is. When I bought it, it had black spots on it which I didn't realise since the dude in the store picked it and bagged it but there are fuzzy roots and new plantlets coming off the leaves, so I figure its still hanging in there lol

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Umm just rubberband it to a rock. Or superglue. That works :)
What do you mean it doesnt have a rhizome? it's just a bunch of leaves tied together? The rhizome is the stem from which the leaves sprout from:
I cant believe I'm going to actually tell you this but when I got the java fern, I thought the roots were dead and rotten so I cut them off
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:08 PM   #7 
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I just use a garbage bag twist tie and tie it to a rock.
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