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Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Ryan_F, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Deanasue

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    Really? My Anubias takes off. I now have cuttings from the one plant in 3 different tanks and it’s going well in all. I have to keep trimming the mother plant. Maybe it depends on lighting and fert’s. I do like Amazon Sword but Ludwigia and Vallis fall apart on me. I guess it’s whatever works in your individual tank.
     
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    Put a small Anubias plant in a pot with potting mix and have that in a container of water. Let the water evaporate so the plant is growing out of water like a normal garden plant. Fertilise it and compare it to the ones in the aquarium. After 6 months there should be a huge difference between them.
     
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    It does depend on what kind of Anubias you get some look really nice in a tank with very large leaves, but they are VERY slow growers in a tank, i grew mine underwater but let the leaves grow above water was it worked very very well until it blocked the light for everything else in the tank >_<
     
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    Thar’s What happened to me. Mine Was in there for well over a year but with Flourish and Excel it took off and covered everything. I had to trim it down. Beautiful though.
     
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    They still haven’t got the anubias in, so I’m still waiting, I’m not sure what light it is, but it’s an aqua one, which they give the light in the kit box, I’ll probably go for anubias because my tank is kind of full with planted plants, I’ll take a photo now.


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    I see just the right spot for the Anubias. Looking nice!
     
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    What about Bolbitus or java Fern?
    You could get 2 more bits of driftwood and put them in the back corners. Have Bolbitus on one bit of wood and Java Fern on the other bit.

    Put some Ambulia or Hygrophila polysperma along the back and some pygmy chain swords in the front.
     
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    On the log?


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    Hm, I think we have java fern available here, and maybe pygmy chain, not sure bolbitus, definitely have ambulia, never seen hygrophila


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    Just to the left of it.
     
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    Sounds good :)


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    Definitely get some anubias. They are so hardy and have a lovely green under the right lighting. Also anubias do great underwater and do grow a bit slow, but ferts do help with that. You can also buy large ones if you don't want to wait for them to grow out but the larger they are the more expensive. When I set mine up I just bought a few small ones for about six dollars a piece and attached the a few inches apart on the same piece of wood. Gave a fuller look without the price of a larger one.
     

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